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Force And Freedom: Black Abolitionists And The Politics Of Violence

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Jul 13 2021
Force And Freedom: Black Abolitionists And The Politics Of Violence

In Force and Freedom, Kellie Carter Jackson provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the tactical use of violence among antebellum black activists. Through rousing public speeches, the burgeoning black press, and the formation of militia groups, black abolitionist leaders mobilized their communities, compelled national action, and drew international attention. Drawing on the precedent and pathos of the American and Haitian Revolutions, African American abolitionists used

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