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Race and Rights
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In the Old Northwest from 1830-1870, a bold set of activists battled slavery and racial prejudice. This book is about their expansive efforts to eradicate southern slavery and its local influence in the contentious milieu of four new states carved out of the Northwest Territory: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. While the Northwest Ordinance outlawed slavery in the region in 1787, in reality both it and racism continued to exert strong influence in the Old Northwest, as seen in the race-based limitations of civil liberties there. Indeed, these states comprised the central battleground over race and rights in antebellum America, in a time when race's social meaning was deeply infused into all aspects of Americans' lives, and when people struggled to establish political consensus.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-10
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-14
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 1 / Activist Taproots: Place, Reform, and the Quest for Unity
  2. pp. 12-33
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  1. 2 / Scrubbing at the “Bloody Stain of Oppression”:A Human Rights Movement against Unjust Laws, 1830–1849
  2. pp. 34-75
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  1. 3 / “Stand Firm on the Platform of Truth”: Freedom of Assembly and Local Antislavery Organizations in the Old Northwest
  2. pp. 76-96
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  1. 4 / “The Palladium of Our Liberties”: Freedom of the Press in the Old Northwest, 1837–1848
  2. pp. 97-133
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  1. 5 / “An Odd Place for Navigation”: Itinerant Lecturers and Freedom of Speech,1830–1849
  2. pp. 134-176
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  1. 6 / Itinerant Lecturers in a Fracturing Nation, 1850–1861
  2. pp. 177-199
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  1. 7 / The Potential for Radical Change: The Turbulent 1850s, the Civil War, and Resilient Racism
  2. pp. 200-233
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 234-236
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  1. Appendix: Old Northwest Population Statistics, 1800–1870
  2. pp. 237-238
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 239-290
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 291-316
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 317-327
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