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Gregarious saints : self and community in American abolitionism, 1830-1870 / Lawrence J. Friedman.

Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
ISBN 0521270154, 0521244293

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Subjects Abolitionismus.
Abolitionists -- United States.
Abolitionnistes -- États-Unis.
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Antislavery movements.
Esclavage -- États-Unis -- Mouvements antiesclavagistes.
Evangelikale Bewegung.
Geschichte (1830-1870)
United States.
Description xi, 344 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-336) and index.
Summary In antebellum America the antislavery community could be divided into two general camps: the more conservative, gradualist circles of antislavery opinion; and the more inflammatory, immediatist abolitionists who refused, as they saw it, to temporize with evil. Tin this book, Professor Friedman analyzes the social psychology of the immediatist abolitionists. He explores the complex blend of conviviality and austere piety that informed abolitionist behavior and attitudes. The abolitionists, the book argues, are best understood as evangelical missionaries who contributed quite inadvertently and secondarily to sectional tensions and civil war. Hardly radicals, they were representative of the broad Northern middle-class reform community that subscribed to the pervasive values of market capitalism and Christian self-help. Professor Friedman traces the tension between conflicting abolitionist aims-conviviality and austere piety-in their daily social lives, their private lives, their contacts with free blacks, and their relations with more moderate antislavery activists. Her also develops a highly original view of feminist abolitionism and the evolution of male/female relations within the movement. Finally, he relates the tension between the abolitionistsʼ conflicting aims to their increasing receptivity to ʼviolent meansʼ against slavery and to their painful decision, in the course of the 1860s, to dissolve antislavery societies.
Includes information on American Anti Slavery Society, Bird Club, Boston Clique, Calvinism, Maria Weston Chapman, Lydia Maria Child, Frederick Douglass, Stephen Symonds Foster, Free Soil party, William Lloyd Garrison, William Goodell, Beriah Green, Abigail Kelley (Foster), Samuel Joseph May, Wendell Phillips, Gerrit Smith, Smith circle, Lewis and Arthur Tappan, Tappan circle, Theodore Dwight Weld, Henry Clarke Wright, Elizur Wright, Jr., et cetera.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7814246
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Friedman, Lawrence Jacob, 1940-
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