The Abolitionist Imagination

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$48.00
Publisher
Harvard University Press
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Pages
205
Dimensions
5.33 X 0.8 X 7.83 inches | 0.71 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674064447
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About the Author

Andrew Delbanco holds the Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and is Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.

Reviews

The lucidity of the prose and the relevance of the topic to today's cultural divides may attract broader audiences.--Brendan Driscoll"Booklist" (03/01/2012)
A brilliant, risky, provocative account of the changing historical reputation of abolitionists in America. Delbanco offers a timely take on just why this prototypical American reform movement never goes away as a template, as a useable past, as a story that can be appropriated by all ends of the political spectrum.--David Blight, author of American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era
With his characteristic eloquence, Andrew Delbanco provides an interpretation of abolitionism, in history and literature, which challenges the received wisdom--and his four critics are up to the challenge. This splendid book demonstrates that the most successful radical movement in American history still retains its power to provoke and enlighten.--Michael Kazin, author of American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation