Abel Brown, Abolitionist

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McFarland, 2006 M02 10 - 238 páginas
Abel Brown was born November 9, 1810, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and moved with his parents to New York State at age 11. As a young man, he entered the Christian ministry and soon felt called to action in the abolitionist movement. Brown was an eloquent voice crying out against slavery, publishing letters and reports in The Liberator and other periodicals with abolitionist leanings, as well as in his own paper, The Tocsin of Liberty (later The Albany Patriot). The founder and corresponding secretary of the Eastern New York Anti-Slavery Society, he traveled widely, preaching the message of abolition, often accompanied by fugitive slaves. Brown's death one day before his 34th birthday was a blow to New York's abolitionist movement and devastating for his wife, Catharine, who published this biography in 1849 as a way of keeping his memory alive. The work draws heavily on Abel Brown's correspondence, journals, and newspaper articles, allowing him to tell the story in his own words. This newly edited version preserves the 1849 original while offering clarification and context. The result is an unusual first-hand look at America's anti-slavery movement. Appendices contain excerpts from additional correspondence and sermons of Abel Brown.
 

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Preface by Tom Calarco
1
Notes on the Editing
7
Family LettersChristian Experience
14
Studies Divinity at HamiltonContinuation
21
Second year at HamiltonHis Practical Eorts in the Cause
29
Continuation of Letters and JournalThird year at Hamilton
37
Labors in Western and Central N Y for the promotion
45
Preaches at Westfield N Y Trials and PersecutionIs publicly whipped c Labors in PennsylvaniaLectures
63
Removal to AlbanyLabors in behalf of Refugees Engages as Publisher of the Tocsin of LibertyFormation
106
The Slave HunterScenes of OutrageRights of Colored
121
Scenes of Domestic AictionDeath of his Wifethe two White fugitivesReport of Vigilance Committee Lewis Washington the Fugitive Slave LecturerM...
135
Visit to New YorkSubsequent MarriageAnniversary
146
The Slave MusicianA Western TourLettersVisits
152
LettersAnniversary of Eastern N Y AntiSlavery Society
178
The Family CircleThe Visit of Alvan StewartHis LetterOur PartingHis last Journey for the SlaveHis
201
Excerpt from Impressions and Incidents Connected with
217

Settlement at BeaverReceives Appointment of Agency from
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SocietyLeaves PennsylvaniaVisits Massachusetts Continues to Labor in the Cause of the Slave
81
His AntiSlavery PositionThe Political Contest CorrespondenceLeaves NorthamptonSubsequent Settlement at Sand Lake N Y Continuation of Letters
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Tom Calarco is a professional writer whose antislavery research is widely recognized. He was awarded the 2008 Underground Railroad Free Press Prize for advancing the knowledge and study of the Underground Railroad. He lives in Ohio.

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