A fresh synthesis of the abolitionist movement and ideas in the Anglo-American world.
List of Illustrations; Preface; Ch. 1 First Freedoms: The Abolitionist Movement in Revolutionary America; Ch. 2 The Rise of Black Abolitionism; Ch. 3 Abolitionist Transformations, 1820s-1850s; Ch. 4 The Abolitionist Movement in the Civil War Era; Conclusion: Abolitionist Endings and Beginnings; References; Further Reading; Index