Holy Warriors The Abolitionists and American Slavery

James Brewer Stewart

Hill and Wang

080901596X

9780809015962

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256 Pages

$17.00

CAD19.00

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Now revised to include important new scholarship, Holy Warriors, James B. Stewart’s eloquent and judicious history of American abolitionism, offers a superb analysis of how the antislavery movement reinforced and transformed the dominant features of pre-Civil War America. Revealing the wisdom and naïveté of the crusaders convictions and examining the social bases for their actions, Stewart demonstrates why, despite the ambiguity of its ultimate victory, abolitionism has left a profound imprint on the national memory.

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"This is the best survey of the abolitionist movement in print. Based on a thorough mastery of the literature plus the author's own research in primary sources, it integrates recent interpretations with some provocative new hypotheses."—James M. McPherson
"Holy Warriors is indeed an impressive study: lively, learned, and judicious. I know of no better introduction to the study of the antislavery movement."—Richard H. Sewell
"Succinct, exceedingly well and provocatively written."—August Meier
"Holy Warriors is an excellent book."—Hans L. Trefousse

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James Brewer Stewart, James Wallace Professor of History at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the author of Joshua R. Giddings and the Tactics of Radical Politics; Wendell Philips: Liberty’s Hero; and William Lloyd Garrison and the Challenge of Emancipation.
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  • James Brewer Stewart

  • James Brewer Stewart, James Wallace Professor of History at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the author of Joshua R. Giddings and the Tactics of Radical Politics; Wendell Philips: Liberty’s Hero; and William Lloyd Garrison and the Challenge of Emancipation.
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