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The first emancipation : the abolition of slavery in the North / Arthur Zilversmit.


Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1967.
ISBN 9780226983325, 0226983323

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Subjects Antislavery movements -- United States.
Antislavery movements.
United States.
Description x, 262 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1967.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and index.
Contents Negro slavery in the north: Negro population ; Treatment of Negroes ; Slave codes ; Religion, education, and acculturation -- Negro labor: Slave skills ; Slave prices ; Restrictions on the importation of Negroes ; Profitability -- Early abolitionists: Quakers and slavery ; A Puritan abolitionist: Samuel Sewall ; Quakers and slavery: the lonely critics ; The crisis of the 1750's ; Quakers free their slaves ; Completing the task -- Opposition to slavery on the eve of the Revolution: Benezet's campaign to end the slave trade ; Antislavery feeling in Pennsylvania ; Opposition to slavery in Massachusetts ; Rhode Island and Connecticut end the slave trade -- Abolition during the American Revolution: Abolition in New England ; Pennsylvania's gradual abolition law ; The Revolution and abolition -- New York and New Jersey debate abolition: New York constitution and abolition ; New Jersey debate on slavery ; Defeat of abolition in New York ; Defeat of abolition in New Jersey ; Opposition to slavery in the nation ; Abolitionist attack on the slave trade ; Abolition societies -- The triumph of gradual abolition: Spread of antislavery feeling ; Organizing for abolition ; Abolition debates in New Jersey and New York ; New Jersey rejects abolition ; Public opinion and slavery ; New Jersey adopts gradual abolition ; The triumph of gradual abolition -- Beyond gradual abolition: Abolition in Connecticut ; Efforts for total abolition in Pennsylvania ; New York abolitionists' success ; Abolition in New Jersey ; Free Negroes ; Conclusions.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)234383
(OCoLC)ocm00234383
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WorldCat Identities Zilversmit, Arthur.
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