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Courage and Conscience Black and White Abolitionists in Boston

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ISBN-10: 0253207932

ISBN-13: 9780253207937

Edition: 1993

Authors: Donald M. Jacobs, John Hope Franklin

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Courage and Conscience documents the biracial cooperation that helped shape the enlightened racial situation of 19th-century Boston. Until recently little was known of the contributions and participation of African Americans in the antebellum abolition movement. Recent research, however, has revealed an impressive level of African American participation in cities of the North, particularly in Boston, one of the centers of antislavery agitation.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 3/22/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

DONALD M. JACOBS, Professor of History at Northeastern University, is the editor of Antebellum Black Newspapers and Index to the American Slave. He is the author of While the Cabots Talked to God: Racial Conflict in Antebellum Boston, the Black Struggle, 1825--1861.

The son of an attorney who practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, John Hope Franklin was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma on January 2, 1915. He received a B. A. from Fisk University in 1935 and a master's degree in 1936 and a Ph.D. in 1941 from Harvard University. During his career in education, he taught at a numerous institutions including Brooklyn College, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and Duke University. He also had teaching stints in Australia, China, and Zimbabwe. He has written numerous scholarly works including The Militant South, 1800-1861 (1956); Reconstruction After the Civil War (1961); The Emancipation Proclamation (1963); and The Color Line: Legacy for the 21st Century (1993). His comprehensive history From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans (1947) is generally acknowledged to be the basic survey of African American history. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Medal of Freedom in 1995 and the John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanities in 2006. He worked with Thurgood Marshall's team of lawyers in their effort to end segregation in the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education and participated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Studies Association. He was also a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars. He died of congestive heart failure on March 25, 2009 at the age of 94.

Editor's Preface
David Walker and William Lloyd Garrison: Racial Cooperation and the Shaping of Boston Abolition
Abolitionism and the Nature of Antebellum Reform
The Art of the Antislavery Movement
Massachusetts Abolitionists Document the Slave Experience
Boston, Abolition, and the Atlantic World, 1820-1861
The Affirmation of Manhood: Black Garrisonians in Antebellum Boston
The Black Presence in the West End of Boston, 1800-1864: A Demographic Map
Boston's Black Churches: Institutional Centers of the Antislavery Movement
"What If I Am a Woman?" Maria W. Stewart's Defense of Black Women's Political Activism
Integration versus Separatism: William Cooper Nell's Role in the Struggle for Equality