By J. Husband
Antislavery Discourse and Nineteenth-Century American Literature examines the connection among antislavery texts and rising representations of “free exertions” in mid-nineteenth-century America. Husband indicates how the pictures of households break up aside through slavery, circulated basically through girls leaders, proved to be the main strong weapon within the antislavery cultural crusade and finally grew to become the country opposed to slavery. She additionally finds the ways that the sentimental narratives and icons that constituted the “family defense crusade” powerfully stimulated americans’ experience of the function of presidency, gender, and race in industrializing the USA. Chapters study the writings of ardent abolitionists resembling Frederick Douglass, non-activist sympathizers, and people actively opposed to yet deeply immersed in antislavery activism together with Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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In Mayer 234). The Grimkes accelerated their speaking schedule and drew still larger crowds. The Garrisonian antislavery forces quickly capitalized on this new message and these messengers for recruiting converts. Women’s antislavery auxiliaries had already spearheaded the petition campaigns John Quincy Adams exploited so well in Congress. com - licensed to Taiwan eBook Consortium - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-03 Angelina recounted her early exposure as a schoolgirl to the brutality of Southern slavery: A N T I S L AV E R Y D I S C O U R S E Sojourner Truth, Abby Kelley, and Frances Ellen Watkins (Harper), began to offer spoken testimonials against slavery.
LNY 1) Child attacks the old and new elite (the slave trader is part aristocrat and part merchant) and in the process manages to relate this class conflict to slavery. The frame includes a “negro beggar” outside the slave trader’s mansion; however, unlike the slave in conventional abolitionist appeals, this man is not exploited but abandoned. Or rather, he has been both exploited and abandoned; having worked to make the slave trader rich—work his horny hands attest to—he has now been cast loose as a beggar.
3 Making antislavery not just a political position but an everyday practice and a transformation akin to religious conversion became a goal for resourceful antislavery activists like Lydia Maria Child and many other feminist abolitionists. Child, already famous as the writer of the nation’s first magazine for children, published the Anti-Slavery Catechism in 1835 to train children—and presumably their parents—in antislavery thinking. The catechism taught people how to respond to debates over slavery.
Antislavery Discourse and Nineteenth-Century American Literature: Incendiary Pictures by J. Husband