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Black Abolitionists (Revised)
by Benjamin Quarles

    Publication Date: Mar 22, 1991
    List Price: $17.99
    Format: Paperback, 320 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780306804250
    Imprint: Da Capo Press
    Publisher: Perseus Books Group
    Parent Company: Hachette Livre

    Paperback Description:

    While much is known about the white men and women who were involved in the anti-slavery movement, the black abolitionists have been largely ignored. This book, written by one of America’s leading black historians, sets the record straight. As Benjamin Quarles shows, blacks were anything but passive in the abolitionist movement. Many of the pioneers of abolition were black; dozens of black preachers and writers actively promoted the cause; black organizations were founded to support their brothers; black ambassadors for freedom crossed the Atlantic; blacks were instrumental in the operation of the Underground Railroad. Quarles puts it eloquently: ”To the extent that America had a revolutionary tradition [the black American] was its protagonist no less than its symbol.”