Abolitionism and American Reform

Abolitionism and American Reform

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Several of this volume's essays trace the origins of the modern immediate abolitionist campaign to the ideological ferment of the Age of Enlightenment followed by the intellectual reorientation produced by Romanticism. New perspectives on the movement's origins enable modern scholars to rebut charges that abolitionist motivation was a product of status anxiety or of an even deeper form of psychological disorderManual labor departments first appeared in the United States in the 1820s as an inexpensive method for increasing the production of clergymen. Adopted on a limited, voluntary basis at the Methodistsa#39; Wesleyan Academy in Bangor, Maine, anbsp;...

Title:Abolitionism and American Reform
Author:John R. McKivigan
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 1999


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