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Born into an elite Boston family and a graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School, white Massachusetts aristocrat Wendell Phillips’ path seemed clear. Yet he rejected society’s expectations and ignored his own wealth, giving most of it away by the time of his death in 1884. Instead he embraced the most incendiary causes of his era and became a radical advocate for abolitionism and reform. Only William Lloyd Garrison rivaled Phillips’s importance to the antislavery and reform movements, and no one equaled his eloquence or intellectual depth. His presence on the lecture circuit brought him great celebrity both in America and in Europe and helped ensure his reputation as an iconic pursuer of social justice extended for generations after his death. In Wendell Phillips, Social Justice, and the Power of the Past, the world’s leading Phillips scholars explore the themes and ideas that animated this activist and his colleagues.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Editors, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Tribune of the People
  2. Donald Yacovone
  3. pp. 1-26
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  1. 1. Wendell Phillips Is the Subtlest, Stubbornest Fact of the Times: Abolition’s Golden Trumpet and the Fall of the Slaveholders’ Republic
  2. James Brewer Stewart
  3. pp. 27-49
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  1. 2. The Transatlantic Mind of Wendell Phillips and the Problem of Democracy in America
  2. W. Caleb McDaniel
  3. pp. 50-72
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  1. 3. A Puritan Radical: Wendell Phillips’s New England Religion
  2. Dan McKanan
  3. pp. 73-88
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  1. 4. Wendell Phillips, the Rule of Law, and Antislavery Violence
  2. Dean Grodzins
  3. pp. 89-110
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  1. 5. Comfortable in His Own Skin: Wendell Phillips and Racial Egalitarianism
  2. James Brewer Stewart
  3. pp. 111-132
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  1. 6. Wendell Phillips, the Constitution, and Constitutional Politics before the Civil War
  2. Michael Les Benedict
  3. pp. 133-154
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  1. 7. Wendell Phillips and Transatlantic Radicalism: Democracy, Capitalism, and the American Labor Movement
  2. Peter Wirzbicki
  3. pp. 155-180
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  1. 8. The People Coming to Power!: Wendell Phillips, Benjamin F. Butler, and the Politics of Labor Reform
  2. Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood
  3. pp. 181-207
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  1. 9. The Rights of Others: Wendell Phillips and Women’s Rights
  2. Hélène Quanquin
  3. pp. 208-238
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  1. 10. Wendell Phillips and the American Indian
  2. Angela F. Murphy
  3. pp. 239-271
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  1. 11. Race, Radicalism, and Remembering Wendell Phillips
  2. Donald Yacovone
  3. pp. 272-330
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  1. 12. The Phillips Community of Minneapolis: Historical Memory and the Quest for Social Justice
  2. David Moore, Harvey M. Winje, Susan Ann Gust, James Brewer Stewart
  3. pp. 331-352
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 353-356
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 357-370
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780807164044
Related ISBN
9780807164037
MARC Record
OCLC
965158037
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2016-12-06
Language
English
Open Access
No
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