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The Struggle for Equality

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Originally published in 1964, The Struggle for Equality presents an incisive and vivid look at the abolitionist movement and the legal basis it provided to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson explores the role played by rights activists during and after the Civil War, and their evolution from despised fanatics into influential spokespersons for the radical wing of the Republican Party. Asserting that it was not the abolitionists who failed to instill principles of equality, but rather the American people who refused to follow their leadership, McPherson raises questions about the obstacles that have long hindered American reform movements.

"The Abolitionist Legacy shows many of the same graces as its predecessor: wide-ranging and careful research, a strong sense of story line, an eye for good quotations, unyielding sympathy for those who devoted their lives to uplifting the freedmen."

Auteur
James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. His many books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom and the New York Times bestseller Crossroads of Freedom.

Résumé

Originally published in 1964, The Struggle for Equality presents an incisive and vivid look at the abolitionist movement and the legal basis it provided to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Pulitzer Prizewinning historian James McPherson explores the role played by rights activists during and after the Civil War, and their evolution from despised fanatics into influential spokespersons for the radical wing of the Republican Party. Asserting that it was not the abolitionists who failed to instill principles of equality, but rather the American people who refused to follow their leadership, McPherson raises questions about the obstacles that have long hindered American reform movements.

This new Princeton Classics edition marks the fiftieth anniversary of the book's initial publication and includes a new preface by the author.



Contenu

Preface to the Princeton Classics Edition ix Preface xiii Key to Abbreviations xvii Introduction 3 I The Election of 1860 9 II Secession and the Coming of War 29 III The Emancipation Issue: 1861 52 IVEmancipation and Public Opinion: 1861-1862 75 V The Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment 99 VI The Negro: Innately Inferior or Equal? 134 VII Freedmen's Education: 1861-1865 154 VIII The Creation of the Freedmen's Bureau 178 IX Men of Color, to Arms! 192 X The Quest for Equal Rights in the North 221 XI The Ballot and Land for the Freedmen: 1861-1865 238 XII The Reelection of Lincoln 260 XIII Schism in the Ranks: 1864-1865 287 XIV Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction: 1865 308 XV The Fourteenth Amendment and the Election of 1866 341 XVI Military Reconstruction and Impeachment 367 XVII Education and Confiscation 1865-1870 386 XVIII The Climax of the Crusade: the Fifteenth Amendment 417 Bibliographical Essay 433 Index 451

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Struggle for Equality
Auteur:
Préface de:
Code EAN: 9780691163901
ISBN: 978-0-691-16390-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: University Presses
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 496
Poids: g
Taille: H216mm x B140mm
Année: 2014
Auflage: Revised & updated edition