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All on fire : William Lloyd Garrison and the abolition of slavery / Henry Mayer
Bib ID 7540733
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Mayer, Henry, 1941-2000, author
Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York : St. Martin's Press, [1998] 
xxi, 707 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0312187408

All on Fire brings to life America's foremost agitator and abolitionist and establishes Garrison's long-deserved place next to Abraham Lincoln in the pantheon of nineteenth-century political and moral heroes. William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) is an authentic American hero who, with a prophet's power and a propagandist's skill, forced the nation to confront the most crucial moral issue in its history. For thirty-five years he edited and published The Liberator, a weekly abolitionist newspaper in Boston that remains today a sterling and unrivaled example of crusading journalism in the service of civic idealism. In this richly textured work, Henry Mayer demonstrates how Garrison inspired two generations of activists - female and male, black and white - to build a social movement that challenged the dominant assumptions of white supremacy and forced change upon a reluctant majority.

Full contents
  • Bk. 1. Awake My Soul 1805-1830. Ch. 1. A Praying People. Ch. 2. The Art and Mystery of Printing. Ch. 3. A New Race of Editors. Ch. 4. My Soul Was on Fire Then. Ch. 5. In Baltimore Jail
  • Bk. 2. Stretch Every Nerve 1831-1835. Ch. 6. A New England Mechanic. Ch. 7. Scatter Tracts like Raindrops. Ch. 8. Ambassador of Abolition. Ch. 9. The Most Eventful Year in My History. Ch. 10. Brickbats in the Cause of God
  • Bk. 3. And Press With Vigor On 1836-1844. Ch. 11. A Universal Emancipation from Sin. Ch. 12. The Editor as Ishmaelite. Ch. 13. Schism. Ch. 14. Garrisonized to the Backbone. Ch. 15. No Union with Slaveholders
  • Bk. 4. A Heavenly Race Demands Thy Zeal 1844-1858. Ch. 16. Revolutions Never Go Backward. Ch. 17. Snap the Cords of Party. Ch. 18. The Mathematics of Justice. Ch. 19. Fugitive Slave Law: Denounced, Resisted, Disobeyed. Ch. 20. If Kansas Is Free Soil, Then Why Not Carolina?
  • Bk. 5. And an Immortal Crown 1859-1879. Ch. 21. John Brown Has Told Us the Time.
  • Ch. 22. The Covenant Annulled. Ch. 23. Everything Gravitates Toward Freedom. Ch. 24. My Vocation Has Ended. Ch. 25. I Miss Mr. Garrison.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879.  |  Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.  |  Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.


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