The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition

The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition

Manisha Sinha


Received ancient knowledge casts abolitionists as bourgeois, commonly white reformers pressured via racial paternalism and monetary conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this picture, broadening her scope past the antebellum interval often linked to abolitionism and recasting it as a thorough social move during which women and men, black and white, loose and enslaved chanced on universal flooring in explanations starting from feminism and utopian socialism to anti-imperialism and efforts to protect the rights of work. Drawing on huge archival study, together with newly found letters and pamphlets, Sinha files the impact of the Haitian Revolution and the centrality of slave resistance in shaping the ideology and strategies of abolition. This ebook is a accomplished new background of the abolition move in a transnational context. It illustrates how the abolitionist imaginative and prescient finally associated the slave’s reason to the fight to redefine American democracy and human rights around the globe.

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