THE ABOLITIONISTS: A Collection of Their Writings by Louis-Ed. Ruchames

THE ABOLITIONISTS: A Collection of Their Writings

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The immediacy of the Abolitionist cause -- as reflected in these extracts from the outstanding proponents -- comes into rather frightening timeliness, viewed in the light of daily headlines. While most of these writings were published in the 1830's and early '40's, add up to the growing formulation of the philosophy and strategy of the movement, there are echoes of the violence engendered and the hate aroused. The same arguments are used today as they were used then. (Would you have your sister marry a Negro?) The part played by schools, colleges and churches --the problems of segregation on the railroads -- these are examples of some of the parallels. A useful reference and sourcebook.

Pub Date: Aug. 29th, 1963
Publisher: Putnam