Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists & American Slavery
Revised to include important new scholarship, James Brewer Stewart's eloquent survey of the abolitionist movement is also a superb analysis of how the antislavery movement reinforced and transformed the dominant features of pre-Civil War America. Revealing the wisdom and na vete of the crusaders' convictions and examining the social bases for their actions, Stewart demonst...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 15th 1997 by Farrar Straus Giroux
(first published January 1st 1976)
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Sep 02, 2008 Nick rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This book is an excellent, although sometimes opinionated, overview of the abolitionist movement of the 19th century. The author will occasionally toss in a zinger without backing it up, but the factual parts which make up the bulk of the book are very much worth reading if you are interested in the history of slavery, abolitionism or the causes of the Civil War.
Aug 28, 2012 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: abolition fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
This is the first book I'd ever read specifically focused on the abolitionist movement in the United States. Like most introductions to a previously unstudied subject, I enjoyed learning from it quite a bit.