Race and rights [electronic resource] : fighting slavery and prejudice in the Old Northwest, 1830-1870 / Dana Elizabeth Weiner
- Weiner, Dana Elizabeth
- DeKalb : NIU Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 327 pages ; 24 cm
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- Introduction -- Activist taproots : place, reform, and the quest for unity -- Scrubbing at the "bloody stain of oppression" : a human rights movement against unjust laws, 1830-1849 -- "Stand firm on the platform of truth" : freedom of assembly and local antislavery organizations in the Old Northwest -- "The palladium of our liberties" : freedom of the press in the Old Northwest, 1837-1848 -- "An odd place for navigation" : itinerant lecturers and freedom of speech, 1830-1849 -- Itinerant lecturers in a fracturing nation, 1850-1861 -- The potential for radical change : the turbulent 1850s, the Civil War, and resilient racism -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Old Northwest population statistics, 1800-1870.
- Antislavery movements—Northwest, Old—History—19th century
- African Americans—Legal status, laws, etc—Northwest, Old—History—19th century
- African Americans—Northwest, Old—Social conditions—19th century
- Race discrimination—Law and legislation—Northwest, Old—History—19th century
- Northwest, Old—Race relations—History—19th century
- Northwest, Old—History—1775-1865
- 9780875804576 (cloth : alk. paper) and 9781609090722 (electronic)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-316) and index.
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