Eighty-eight years: the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

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 shaped this unique American experience. He not only takes a far longer view of slavery's demise than do those who date it to the rise of abolitionism in 1831, he also places it in a broader Atlantic context. We see how slavery ended variously by consent or force across time and place and how views on slavery evolved differently between the centers of European power and their colonial peripheries-some of which would become power centers themselves.

Rael shows how African Americans played the central role in ending slavery in the United States. Fueled by new Revolutionary ideals of self-rule and universal equality-and on their own or alongside abolitionists-both slaves and free blacks slowly turned American opinion against the slave interests in the South. Secession followed, and then began the national bloodbath that would demand slavery's complete destruction.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780820348391
9780820333953
9780820348292
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID98686794-faf6-d836-0771-36bc5ecd9777
Grouping Titleeighty eight years the long death of slavery in the united states 1777 1865
Grouping Authorrael patrick
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-01-15 20:02:01PM
Last Indexed2020-01-18 01:43:54AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorRael, Patrick,
author2-rolehoopla digital.
author_displayRael, Patrick
available_at_pitkinPitkin Library
detailed_location_pitkinPitkin County Library
display_descriptionWhy 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 shaped this unique American experience. He not only takes a far longer view of slavery's demise than do those who date it to the rise of abolitionism in 1831, he also places it in a broader Atlantic context. We see how slavery ended variously by consent or force across time and place and how views on slavery evolved differently between the centers of European power and their colonial peripheries--some of which would become power centers themselves. Rael shows how African Americans played the central role in ending slavery in the United States. Fueled by new Revolutionary ideals of self-rule and universal equality--and on their own or alongside abolitionists--both slaves and free blacks slowly turned American opinion against the slave interests in the South. Secession followed, and then began the national bloodbath that would demand slavery's complete destruction.
format_category_pitkinBooks
eBook
format_pitkinBook
eBook
id98686794-faf6-d836-0771-36bc5ecd9777
isbn9780820333953
9780820348292
9780820348391
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT12442854Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12442854?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ProQuest Ebook Central (Western):EBC2081294EBC2081294ProQuest Ebook Central (Western)Online ProQuest Ebook Central (Western)eBookeBook1falsetrueProQuest Ebook Central (Western)https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/wscc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=2081294Available OnlineProQuest Ebook Central (Western)
ils:.b48890406.i98214366Pitkin County Library306.3 R1341falsefalseOn Shelfpc
Ebsco Academic (CMC):ocn913695141ocn913695141Ebsco Academic (CMC)Online Ebsco Academic (CMC)eBookeBook1falsetrueEbsco Academic (CMC)http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1044109Available OnlineEbsco Academic (CMC)
Ebrary (CCU):EBC2081294EBC2081294Ebrary (CCU)Online Ebrary (CCU)eBookeBook1falsetrueEbrary (CCU)https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cochristuniv-ebooks/detail.action?docID=2081294Available OnlineEbrary (CCU)
Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO):ocn913695141ocn913695141Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO)Online Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO)eBookeBook1falsetrueFort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO)https://fortlewis.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1044109Available OnlineFort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO)
Ebsco (ASU):ocn913695141ocn913695141Ebsco (ASU)Online Ebsco (ASU)eBookeBook1falsetrueEbsco (ASU)https://adams.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1044109Available OnlineEbsco (ASU)
Ebsco (CCU):ocn913695141ocn913695141Ebsco (CCU)Online Ebsco (CCU)eBookeBook1falsetrueEbsco (CCU)http://ezproxy.ccu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1044109Available OnlineEbsco (CCU)
itype_pitkinAdult book
last_indexed2020-01-18T08:43:54.008Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_pitkin306.3 R134
owning_library_pitkinPitkin County Library
owning_location_pitkinPitkin Library
primary_isbn9780820348391
publishDate2015
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT12442854eBookeBookEnglishUniversity of Georgia Press, 2015.1 online resource
ProQuest Ebook Central (Western):EBC2081294eBookeBookEnglishThe University of Georgia Press, 2015.1 online resource (415 pages) : illustrations.
ils:.b48890406BookBooksEnglishThe University of Georgia Press, [2015]xix, 392 pages ; 24 cm.
Ebsco Academic (CMC):ocn913695141eBookeBookEnglishUniversity of Georgia Press, 2015.1 online resource (415 pages).
Ebrary (CCU):EBC2081294eBookeBookEnglishThe University of Georgia Press, 2015.1 online resource (415 pages) : illustrations.
Fort Lewis Subscription eBook (EBSCO):ocn913695141eBookeBookEnglishUniversity of Georgia Press, 2015.1 online resource (415 pages).
Ebsco (ASU):ocn913695141eBookeBookEnglishUniversity of Georgia Press, 2015.1 online resource (415 pages).
Ebsco (CCU):ocn913695141eBookeBookEnglishUniversity of Georgia Press, 2015.1 online resource (415 pages).
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_pitkin
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12442854Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b48890406.i98214366On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue96, 97, 98, 99
seriesRace in the Atlantic world 1700-1900
series_with_volumeRace in the Atlantic world 1700-1900|
subject_facetAbolitionisme
Caribbean Area
Electronic book
Electronic books
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th Century
History
History & Archaeology
Nonfiction
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy
Regions & Countries - Americas
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture
Slavernij
Slavery
Slavery -- Caribbean Area -- History
Slavery -- Political aspects
Slavery -- Political aspects -- Caribbean Area -- History
Slavery -- Political aspects -- United States -- History
Slavery -- United States -- History
Sociology
United States
United States - General
title_displayEighty-eight years : the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
title_fullEighty-Eight Years : the Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865 Rael, Patrick.
Eighty-eight years : the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865 / Patrick Rael
Eighty-eight years : the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865 [electronic resource] / Patrick Rael
title_shortEighty-eight years
title_subthe long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
topic_facetAbolitionisme
Anthropology
Cultural
Cultural Policy
Electronic books
HISTORY
History
History & Archaeology
Nonfiction
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Political aspects
Popular Culture
Public Policy
Regions & Countries - Americas
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Slavernij
Slavery
Sociology
United States - General