William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini
Abolition, Democracy, and Radical Reform
Publication Year: 2013
William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini, two of the foremost radicals of the nineteenth century, lived during a time of profound economic, social, and political transformation in America and Europe. Both born in 1805, but into dissimilar family backgrounds, the American Garrison and Italian Mazzini led entirely different lives -- one as a citizen of a democratic republic, the other as an exile proscribed by most European monarchies. Using a comparative analysis, however, Enrico Dal Lago suggests that Garrison and Mazzini represent a connection between the egalitarian ideologies of American abolitionism and Italian democratic nationalism.
Focusing on Garrison's and Mazzini's activities and transnational links within their own milieus and in the wider international arena, Dal Lago shows why two nineteenth-century progressives and revolutionaries considered liberation from enslavement and liberation from national oppression as two sides of the same coin. At different points in their lives, both Garrison and Mazzini demonstrated this belief by concurrently supporting the abolition of slavery in the United States and the national revolutions in Italy. The two meetings Garrison and Mazzini had, in 1846 and in 1867, served to reinforce their sense that they somehow worked together toward the achievement of liberty not just in the United States and Italy, but also in the Atlantic and Euro-American world as a whole. In the end, the abolition of American slavery led to Garrison's consecration, while the new Italian kingdom forced Mazzini into exile. Despite these different outcomes, Garrison and Mazzini both attracted legions of devoted followers for personifying the radical causes of the nations to which they belonged.
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Citations from the Anti-Slavery Collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Division, Boston Public Library, are reproduced courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books Department. Citations from the Massachusetts Historical Society collections are reproduced with permission of the Massachusetts William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini : abolition, democracy, and radical reform / Enrico Dal Lago. pages cm. — (Conflicting worlds : new dimensions of the American Civil War)...
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Garrison’s and Mazzini’s Times for Action, 1854–1861 Garrison’s Compromise and Mazzini’s Defeat, 1862–1870 ...
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This book is about two prominent nineteenth-century radicals, one Ameri-can, the other Italian: William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini. Both were born in 1805, but from diﬀerent family backgrounds—one poor, the other privileged—in diﬀerent parts of the Euro-American world. They lived entirely diﬀerent lives, Garrison as a citizen of an American democratic re-...
INTRODUCTION: Garrisonian Abolitionism, Mazzinian Democratic Nationalism, and Transnational Comparisons
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Nineteenth-century American abolitionism and Italian democratic nation-alism were radical movements put forward by activist minorities who hoped to decisively influence the public opinions of their respective countries. Both movements used the enormous power of the press to reach their aims, but Italian democrats were far more prone than American abolitionists to ...
1. EARLY ATTEMPTS AT DEMOCRATIZATION: The Making of Two Radical Leaders, 1805–1830
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The world in which William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini were born, in 1805, was a world in turmoil: it was an epoch that Robert Palmer appropriately described fifty years ago as the “Age of Democratic Revolu-tion” and that recent scholarship, following Palmer’s lead, has treated fruit-fully in comparative perspective. Starting in the late eighteenth century, ...
2. EXERCISES IN MEDIA PROSELYTISM: Journalism and Revolutionary Apostolate, 1831–1833
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The Euro-American world was one marked by movement and fl ux in the early 1830s, when William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini began their revolutions, the former with the publication of his radical abolitionist paper the Liberator and the latter with the foundation of his democratic nation-alist association Young Italy. Each of the two at this point was operating ...
3. WORKING TOWARD GLOBAL MIDDLE-CLASS INCLUSIVENESS: The Fight for Freedom from Local to Federal, 1833–1837
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In the mid-1830s, when William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini de-cided to widen the scope of their revolutions with the foundation of the American Anti-Slavery Society and Young Europe, the Atlantic and Euro-American world underwent a profound change, mainly as a result of the 1833 Emancipation Act, which freed the slaves throughout the colonies of ...
4. CONFRONTING IDEOLOGICAL INERTIAS: Garrisonians, Mazzinians, and Their Enemies, 1838–1846
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In the early to mid 1840s, while in the United States and Italy William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini were being challenged in their ideas and strategies for the fi ght for freedom by other groups of abolitionists and democrats, the Euro-American world of reform was undergoing a crucial phase of high activism and change. This activism led to an immensely sig-...
5. BAPTISMS OF FIRE FOR NEW SOCIAL IDEAS: Political Defeat, Radical Intransigence, and Internationalism, 1846–1853
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Political Defeat, Radical Intransigence, and Internationalism, 1846–1853In the late 1840s, the Euro-American world underwent a major, though brief, period of transformation that involved various countries and regions and even produced, in some cases, positive permanent results. In general, throughout the European continent, the biennium 1848–49 saw major ...
6. ENDORSEMENT AND REFUSAL OF MAINSTREAM RADICALISM: Garrison’s and Mazzini’s Times for Action, 1854–1861
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The late 1850s and early 1860s saw William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini confronting the monumental changes brought by the beginning of the American Civil War and the unifi cation of Italy. To understand the signifi cance of these changes, we need to place them in the context of the mid-nineteenth-century world, to which the two phenomena belong—both ...
7. POLITICAL STALEMATE BETWEEN OPPOSITE EXTREMISMS: Garrison’s Compromise and Mazzini’s Defeat, 1862–1870
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In the 1860s, an age of emancipation, the radical seeds that William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini, together with countless others, had sown yielded substantial fruit in terms of developments and measures geared to-ward release of people and nations from oppression across the Euro-Ameri-can world. Although 1863, when Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation ...
CONCLUSION: Different Ends and Parallel Fame of Two Iconic Radicals
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In the later years of their lives, Garrison and Mazzini seemed to diverge from their parallel paths as a result of very diﬀerent historical circum-stances. After the 1865 passing of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution—which abolished slavery—Garrison abandoned several of his radical activities and, most of all, his primary role as a voice in opposition ...
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BPL Boston Public Library, Anti-Slavery Collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Division.EN Edizione Nazionale: Scritti editi ed inediti di Giuseppe Mazzini. Vols. 1–106. Edited byGMD Scrittori politici dell’Ottocento. Vol. 1, Giuseppe Mazzini e i Democratici. Edited byGI La Giovine Italia. Vols. 1–6. Edited by Mario Menghini. Rome: Società editrice DanteLWLG The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison. Vols. 1–6. Edited by Walter M. Merrill and ...
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Ashurst Venturi, Emily. Joseph Mazzini: A Memoir. London: H.S. King, 1875.———, ed. Joseph Mazzini: His Life, Writings, and Political Principles. New York: Hurd Bianco di Saint-Jorioz, Carlo. Della Guerra d’insurrezione per bande applicata all’Italia.Cagnacci, Carlo, ed. Giuseppe Mazzini e i fratelli Ruffini: Lettere Raccolte e annotate.Cain, William E., ed. William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight against Slavery: Selections ...
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Page Count: 288
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War