The Resource The black hearts of men : radical abolitionists and the transformation of race, John Stauffer

The black hearts of men : radical abolitionists and the transformation of race, John Stauffer

Label
The black hearts of men : radical abolitionists and the transformation of race
Title
The black hearts of men
Title remainder
radical abolitionists and the transformation of race
Statement of responsibility
John Stauffer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At a time when slavery was spreading and the country was steeped in racism, two white men and two black men overcame social barriers and mistrust to form a unique alliance that sought nothing less than the end of all evil. Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, John Stauffer braids together these men's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. Who could imagine that Gerrit Smith, one of the richest men in the country, would give away his wealth to the poor and ally himself with Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave? And why would James McCune Smith, the most educated black man in the country, link arms with John Brown, a bankrupt entrepreneur, along with the others? Distinguished by their interracial bonds, they shared a millennialist vision of a new world where everyone was free and equal. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial communities, forming a new political party, and embracing violence. Their revolutionary ethos bridged the divide between the sacred and the profane, black and white, masculine and feminine, and civilization and savagery that had long girded western culture. In so doing, it embraced a malleable and "black-hearted" self that was capable of violent revolt against a slaveholding nation, in order to usher in a kingdom of God on earth. In tracing the rise and fall of their prophetic vision and alliance, Stauffer reveals how radical reform helped propel the nation toward war even as it strove to vanquish slavery and preserve the peace
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973.7/114/0922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.S813 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The black hearts of men : radical abolitionists and the transformation of race, John Stauffer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Radical abolitionist call to arms -- Creating an image in black -- Glimpsing God's world on earth -- Panic and the making of abolitionists -- Bible politics and the creation of the alliance -- Learning from Indians -- Man is woman and woman is man -- Alliance ends and the war begins -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn433553714
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (367 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674013674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36091327
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)433553714
  • pebcs0674013670
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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