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Author Abruzzo, Margaret Nicola

Title Polemical pain : slavery, cruelty, and the rise of humanitarianism / Margaret Abruzzo

Publ Info Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  E449 .A15554 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  E449 .A15554 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  E449 .A15554 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 330 pages ; 24 cm
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Series New studies in American intellectual and cultural history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Self-denial, Martyrdom, and the formation of Quaker humanitarianism -- Humanity, human nature, and the problem of cruelty -- Moral responsibility and removal, 1800-1832 -- Politicizing humaneness, 1832-1839 -- Suited for slavery, 1840-1852 -- The contradictions of benevolence, 1852-1861
LC subject Slavery -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Quaker abolitionists -- History -- 19th century
Abolitionists -- History -- 19th century
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Slavery -- United States -- Psychological aspects
Slavery -- United States -- History -- 19th century
United States -- Moral conditions -- History -- 19th century
ISBN 9780801898525 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801898528 (hardcover : alk. paper)