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Author: Richard S. Newman Narrator: Janina Edwards Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Series:The Very Short Introductions Series Release Date: September 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781541446847

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From early slave rebels to radical reformers of the Civil War era and beyond, the struggle to end slavery was a diverse, dynamic, and ramifying social movement. In this succinct narrative, Richard S. Newman examines the key people, themes, and ideas that animated abolitionism in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries in the United States and internationally. Filled with portraits of key abolitionists—including Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Anthony Benezet, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Elizabeth Heyrick, Richard Allen, and Angelina Grimké—the book highlights abolitionists' focus on social and political action. From the Underground Railroad and legal aid for oppressed people to legislative lobbying and military service, abolitionists employed every conceivable means to attack slavery and racial injustice. Their collective struggles helped bring down slavery—the most powerful economic and political institution of the age—across the Atlantic world and inspired generations of reformers.

Sharply written and highly engrossing, Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction offers an inspiring portrait of the men and women who dedicated their lives to fighting racial oppression.

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  • “Richard Newman’s Abolitionism…is a concise and well-written text that pulls apart the complexity of the abolitionist movement and renders it understandable and engaging.”

    - Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Rutgers University

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About the Author

Richard S. Newman is Professor of History at the Rochester Institute of Technology His books include The Transformation of American Abolitionism and Freedom’s Prophet. He is the former director of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

About the Narrator

Janina Edwards, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a native of Chicago and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts acting program. Her 2016 performance of Voice of Freedom was a finalist for the Audie Award.