AuthorMorris, J. Brent, author.
TitleOberlin, hotbed of abolitionism : college, community, and the fight for freedom and equality in antebellum America / J. Brent Morris.
PublishedChapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
Descriptionxiii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 303-322) and index.
Formatted NoteContents: Introduction: facts are sometimes stranger than fiction -- To save the godless west: revivalism, abolition, and the founding of Oberlin -- The worthies of Oberlin: antislavery expansion in the late 1830s -- A city upon a hill: utopian Oberlin -- A hotbed of abolitionism -- All the truly wise or truly pious have the same end in view: Oberlin and abolitionist schism -- The tyrant's grapple by our vote, we'll loosen from our brother's throat: Oberlin, free soil, and the fight for equal rights -- We must watch and improve this tide: Oberlin confronts the slave power, 1850-1858 -- That railroad center at which all branches converged: Oberlin and the underground railroad -- This drama of genuine manhood and courage: Oberlin and the fight for freedom -- Epilogue: be not conformed to this world.
Summary NoteSummary: "By exploring the role of Oberlin, the college and the community, in fighting against slavery and for social equality, J. Brent Morris establishes this "hotbed of abolitionism" as the core of the antislavery movement in the West and as one of the most influential reform groups in antebellum America."--Jacket.
Abolitionists -- Ohio -- Oberlin -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements.
Antislavery movements -- Ohio -- Oberlin -- History -- 19th century.
Oberlin (Ohio) -- History -- 19th century.
Oberlin College
Oberlin College
Oberlin College -- History -- 19th century.
Oberlin, Ohio
Ohio -- Oberlin.
LC Card Number2014-2680
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