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Wendell Phillips
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Throughout the Civil War era, no other white American spoke more powerfully against slavery and for the ideals of racial democracy than did Wendell Phillips. Nationally famous as “abolition’s golden trumpet,” Phillips became the North’s most widely hailed public lecturer, even though he espoused ideas most regarded as deeply threatening—the abolition of slavery, equality among races and classes, and women's rights. James Brewer Stewart’s study resolves this seeming paradox by showing how Phillips came to possess such extraordinary rhetorical gifts, how he used them to shape the politics of his times, and how he rooted them in his upbringing, marriage, and personal relationships.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-11
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. ONE: The Aristocrats' Child
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. TWO: The Studies of a Young Apollo
  2. pp. 19-35
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  1. THREE: Career Despair and Marriage of Hope
  2. pp. 36-53
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  1. FOUR: The Second Wendell Phillips
  2. pp. 54-75
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  1. FIVE: Europe and Essex Street
  2. pp. 76-96
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  1. SIX: Race, Class, and New England Abolitionists
  2. pp. 97-116
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  1. SEVEN: Disunionism and Politics
  2. pp. 117-145
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  1. EIGHT: Whigs and Slave Hunters
  2. pp. 146-176
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  1. NINE: The Orator and the Insurrectionist
  2. pp. 177-208
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  1. TEN: Citizen Wendell Phillips
  2. pp. 209-242
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  1. ELEVEN: Reconstruction, Capitalism, and the Franchise
  2. pp. 243-269
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  1. TWELVE: Nationality
  2. pp. 270-295
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  1. THIRTEEN: The Eclipse of Republicanism
  2. pp. 296-319
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  1. FOURTEEN: The Travail and Solace of History
  2. pp. 320-335
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 337-347
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 349-356
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