Eighty-Eight Years : The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865.
Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2015.
1 online resource (415 pages).
Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900.
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Prologue: A House divided Introduction: The slave power Impious prayers: slavery and the revolution Half slave and half free: the founding of the United States A House dividing: Atlantic slavery and abolition in the era of the early republic To become a great nation: caste and resistance in the age of emancipations Minds long set on freedom: rebellion, metropolitan abolition, and sectional conflict Ere the storm come forth: antislavery militance and the collapse of party politics This terrible war: secession, civil war, and emancipation One hundred years: Reconstruction Conclusion: What peace among the whites brought.
Why did it take so long to end slavery in the United States, and what did it mean that the nation existed eighty-eight years as a "house divided against itself," as Abraham Lincoln put it? The decline of slavery throughout the Atlantic world was a protracted affair, says Patrick Rael, but no other nation endured anything like the United States. Here the process took from 1777, when Vermont wrote slavery out of its state constitution, to 1865, when the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery nationwide. Rael immerses readers in the mix of social, geographic, economic, and political factors that.
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Print version: Rael, Patrick Eighty-Eight Years : The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865 Athens : University of Georgia Press,c2015