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Encyclopedia of emancipation and abolition in the Transatlantic world [electronic resource] /
edited by Junius Rodriguez.
Armonk, NY : Sharpe Reference, c2007.
3 v. (lii, 863 p.) : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
9780765612571 (alk. paper)
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Armonk, NY : Sharpe Reference, c2007.
9780765612571 (alk. paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-02-01:
Over the past decade Rodriguez has been one of the most prolific editors of encyclopedias concerning slavery in the New World (e.g., Slavery in the United States, CH, Nov'07, 45-1237). This three-volume set enters a crowded field of recent works on the general topic of slavery, as well as emancipation and abolition, including the Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition, ed. by P. Hinks and J. McKivigan (CH, Aug'07, 44-6591), and M. A. Klein's Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition (CH, Sep'02, 40-0056). Nonetheless, this work does offer unique content, and its nearly exclusive focus on the 17th-19th centuries differentiates it from the other, broader sources. Furthermore, the third volume comprises nearly 100 primary documents of various sorts, including sermons, legislation, and editorials; no similar offerings appear in the other works. The encyclopedia's roughly 450 lengthy entries are arranged alphabetically. For readers unfamiliar with the subject matter, a "Topic Finder" lists entries under helpful headings such as "Feminist Abolitionists" and "Slave Rebellions and Rebel Leaders." The first two volumes are illustrated, and all three have a substantial cumulative index. The chronology is a bit sparse, but an extensive bibliography rounds out the text. Summing Up: Recommended. Academic and large public libraries; lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers and general readers. B. D. Singleton California State University--San Bernardino
Appeared in Library Journal on 2007-12-01:
This three-volume A-to-Z corpus edited by Rodriguez (Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion) combines elements of macro and micro history by "highlighting individuals, place, events, legislation, and concepts to explain the vagaries of the slave experience at specific times and locations." It includes primary-source documents, many out of print for more than a century, that describe efforts during the 18th and 19th centuries to abolish slavery and emancipate slaves. A topic finder, cross references, and a 65-page index make useful guides to the thousands of interrelated topics. The nearly 450 entries contributed by some 100 international scholars and presenting the most current research findings vary in length from one to four pages each. Entries include "education of former slaves," "French Emancipation Declaration (1794)," and "religion and abolitionism." Maps, photos, and a chronology complete the work. BOTTOM LINE Though falling comparatively short in the coverage and episteme of its subject, Peter Hinks and John McKivigan's two-volume Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition (Greenwood, 2006) is conveniently available electronically. Despite its rather steep price, Rodriguez's encyclopedia puts in three volumes materials not easily available elsewhere. It will surely be a standard on the subject for some time to come; recommended for all libraries.-Al Vara, Temple Univ. Lib., Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Examining the efforts to end slavery in the transatlantic world, this work focuses on the United States but also covers emancipation & abolition in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean & Latin America.
Main Description
The struggle to abolish slavery is one of the grandest quests--and central themes--of modern history. These movements for freedom have taken many forms, from individual escapes, violent rebellions, and official proclamations to mass organizations, decisive social actions, and major wars. Every emancipation movement--whether in Europe, Africa, or the Americas--has profoundly transformed the country and society in which it existed. This unique A-Z encyclopedia examines every effort to end slavery in the United States and the transatlantic world. It focuses on massive, broad-based movements, as well as specific incidents, events, and developments, and pulls together in one place information previously available only in a wide variety of sources. While it centers on th United States, the set also includes authoritative accounts of emancipation and abolition in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. The Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition provides definitive coverage of one of the most significant experiences in human history. It features primary source documents, a map of the transatlantic slave trade, illustrations, cross-references, a comprehensive chronology and bibliography, and an index in each volume, and covers a wide range of individuals and the major themes and ideas that motivated them to confront and abolish slavery.
Table of Contents
Topic Finder
A-Z Entries
Abolition of Slavery Act (1833)
Abolition of the Slave Trade Act (1807)
Abolitionist Confederation
African Institution
African Squadron
Aliened American, The
Amendments, Reconstruction
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
American Anti-Slavery Society
American Missionary Association
American Revolution (1775-1781)
American Tract Society
Amistad Case (1841)
Anderson, Osborne Perry
Antelope Case (1825)
Anti-Abolition Riots
Anti-Slavery Advocate
Anti-Slavery Bugle
Anti-Slavery International
Anti-Slavery Reporter
Apprenticeship and Emancipation
Ashmun Institute
Assing, Ottilie
Backhouse, Jonathan, Jr.
Barbados Revolt (1816)
Beecher's Bibles
Berbice Slave Revolt (1763)
Betances y Alacan, Ramon Emeterio
Birkbeck, Morris
Blackstone, William
Blair, William Thomas
Blanchard, Jonathan
Bloomer, Amelia Jenks
Bogle, Paul
Bowditch, Henry Ingersoll
Brazil, Abolition in
Brazil, Emancipation in
Brazilian Anti-Slavery Society
British Emancipator, The
British West Indies, Abolition in the
Castlereagh, Lord
Chandler, Elizabeth Margaret
Channing, William Ellery
Chapman, Maria Weston
Child, David Lee
Child, Lydia Maria Francis
Church Missionary Society
Civil Rights Act (1866)
Civil War, American (1861-1865)
Clay, Cassius Marcellus
Coffin, Levi
Colored American, The
Commonwealth v. Aves (1836)
Commonwealth v. Jennison (1783)
Compensated Emancipation
Concert of Europe
Confiscation Acts (1861, 1862)
Congress of Vienna (1814-1815)
Conselheiro, Antônio
Creole Case (1841)
Cuba, Abolition in
Cuba, Emancipation in
Cugoano, Quobna Ottobah
Curacao Slave Revolt (1795)
Danish West Indies, Abolition in the
Danish West Indies, Emancipation in the
Davis, Paulina Wright
Declaration of Independence (1776)
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789)
Demerara Revolt (1823)
Dolben's Act (1788)
Dunmore's Emancipation Decree (1775)
Dutch West Indies, Abolition in the
Dutch West Indies, Emancipation in the
Education of Former Slaves
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Federal Writers' Project, Slave Narrative Collection
Foreign Slave Trade Act (1806)
"Forty Acres and a Mule"
Free Enquirer, The
Free Soil Party
Free Soil Pioneer
Freedmen's Aid Societies
Freedom Celebrations, International
Freedom Celebrations, U.S.
Fremont's Emancipation Decree (1861)
French Emancipation Declaration (1794)
French West Indies, Abolition and Emancipation in the
Fugitive Slave Act of 1793
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Fugitive Slaves
Gag Resolution
Great Postal Campaign
Habsburg Emancipation Decree (1781)
Haitian Revolution (1791-1804)
Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins
Hausa Uprising (1835)
Hermosa Case (1840)
Hibernian Anti-Slavery Society
Hugo, Victor Immediatism
Imperial Act (1793)
Isabel, Princess Regent of Brazil
Jamaica, Abolition in
Jamaica, Emancipation in
Jamaica Rebellion (1831-1832)
Livre (Free Birth Law, 1871)
Liberty Bell, The
Liberty Party
Lynching Macaulay, Zachary
Manumission in the Tropical Americas
Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment
May, Samuel Joseph
Mexican Emancipation Decree (1829)
Mirror of Liberty
Missouri Compromise (1820);
Morant Bay Rebellion (1865)
Mystery, The Nabuco, Joaquim
National Anti-Slavery Standard
National Anti-Slavery Tract Society
New Granada, Abolition in
New Granada, Emancipation in
New York City Draft Riot (1863)
North Star, The
Novels, Antislavery
Novels, Pro-Slavery
Oroonoko (1688)
Ottoman Emancipation
Palladium of Liberty, The
Palmerston Act (1839)
Personal Liberty Laws
Philanthropist, The
Port Royal Experiment
Pritchard, "Gullah" Jack;
Purchasing Freedom
Queiros Law (1850) Racism
Religion and Abolitionism
Schoelcher, Victor
Second Great Awakening
Shadrach Fugitive Slave Case (1851)
Sociedad Abolicionista Espanola, La
Societe des Amis des Noirs, La
Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade
Society for the Civilization of Africa
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts
Somersett Case (1772)
Sons of Africa
Sonthonax, Leger Felicite
Spanish Abolition Acts (1880, 1886)
Suriname, Abolition in
Suriname, Emancipation in
Tailors' Revolt (1798)
36° 30″ North Latitude
Torrey, Charles Turner
Toussaint L'Ouverture, Francois-Dominique
Turner, Nat Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
Underground Railroad
U.S. Colored Troops
U.S. Constitution (1789) Valdes, Gabriel de la Concepcion
Vermont Constitution (1777)
Vesey, Denmark Virginia Slavery Debate (1831-1832)
Washington, Booker T.
Washington, Bushrod
Webb, Richard Davis
Weekly Anglo-African Magazine, The
Weld, Theodore Dwight
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of
West Africa, Abolition in
Whitfield, James Monroe
Whittier, John Greenleaf
Whitting, William
Wilberforce, William
Women's Rights and the Abolitionist Movement
World Anti-Slavery Convention (1840)
World Anti-Slavery Convention (1843)
Sermons and Religious Statements
Father Antonio Vieira's Sermon Condemning Indian Slavery (1653)
Pope Benedict XIV to the Bishops of Brazil (1741)
An Antislavery Sermon (1788)
A Religious Defense of Slavery (1822)
Pope Gregory XVI, In Supremo Apostolatus (1839)
Speech of the Archbishop of Bahia, in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies, on the Subject of the Treaty for the Abolition of the Slave-Trade (1852) Pope Leo XIII, In Plurimis (1888)
Letter From Ch. Cardinal Lavigerie Regarding Pope Leo XIII's Statement on Abolition (1888)
Personal Accounts, Papers, Journals, and Poetry
A Description of Brazil's Sugar Industry (1654)
Journal (1757)
Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade (1788)
George Washington Frees His Slaves (1799)
A British Antislavery Poem (1809)
Describes Slave Resistance (1834)
Describes a Slave Auction (1841)
To Joseph Sturge on the Fugitive Slave Law (1851)
An American Abolitionist Poem (1851)
Escapes in a Box (1851)
A Letter on Contrabands (1862)
The Poet Whittier Celebrates Emancipation in Brazil (1867)
Correspondence Between Spanish and American Officials on the Merits of Abolition (1871)
A Spaniard on the State of Things in Cuba (1874)
On Slavery (1882)
Collective Calls for Abolition and Emancipation
The Germantown Protest (1688)
Slaves Petition for Freedom During the American Revolution (1773)
Twelve Propositions (1789)
Letter Written by La Societe des Amis des Noirs (1789)
Prospectus of the Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions (1823)
Prospectus of the Society for the Extinction of the Slave Trade and for the Civilization of Africa (1839)
Henry Highland Garnet's Address to the Slaves of the United States of America (1843)
The Free Soil Party's Platform of Principles (1852)
The Free Produce Movement (1857)
British Advocacy Against the Power of "King Cotton" (1863)
Address to King Amadeus I of Spain (1870)
Address of the Spanish Abolition Society to the Senate in Madrid (1872)
Memorial to the Marquis of Salisbury on the Slave Trade and Slavery in Afghanistan (1874)
The Anti-Slavery Jubilee (1884 Legislation and Court Cases and Decisions
The Yorke-Talbot Slavery Opinion (1729)
Lord Mansfield's Decision in Knowles v. Somersett (1772)
Pennsylvania Abolishes Slavery (1780)
The Northwest Ordinance (1787)
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789)
The Fugitive Slave Act (1793)
An Act Prohibiting Entry of Slaves into Non-Slave States (1803)
Great Britain's Slave Trade Act (1807)
The Closing of the African Slave Trade in the United States (1807)
The Abolition of Slavery in Mexico (1829)
The British Emancipation Act (1833)
The Gag Rule (1836)
The Cuban Slave Code (1843)
The French Colonial Act of Emancipation (1848)
Emancipation Decrees for the French Colonies (1848)
Brazil's Queiros Law (1850)
The Fugitive Slave Act (1850)
The Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854)
The Ostend Manifesto (1854)
Emancipation Is Declared in Peru (1854)
Law Abolishing Slavery in Certain Territories of the Province of Angola (1856)
Law Liberating Slaves Upon Entering Into the Kingdom of Portugal (1856)
Vermont's Personal Liberty Law (1858)
The Emancipation of the Serfs in Russia (1861)
Emancipation in the Dutch Colonies (1862)
The Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
The Reconstruction Amendments (1865, 1868, 1870)
Brazil's Free Birth Law (1871)
The Reception of Fugitive Slaves Aboard British Ships (1875)
Resolutions Adopted by the Association for the Reform and Codification of the Law of Nations (1883)
The "Golden Law" Abolishing Slavery in Brazil (1888)
Newspaper Editorials
Inaugural Editorial of Freedom's Journal (1827)
Inaugural Editorial of The Liberator (1831)
To Readers of the Alton Observer (1837)
Introduction to The North Star (1847)
South Carolina Herald Editorial (1851)
Editorial Responses to the Brooks-Sumner Affair (1856)
Editorial Responses to the Dred Scott Decision (1857)
Southern Editorial Responses to the Harpers Ferry Raid (1859)
"The Prayer of Twenty Millions" by Horace Greeley (1862)
President Lincoln's Response to Horace Greeley (1862)
An Editorial on Emancipation in Suriname (1863)
On the Brazilian Abolitionist Movement (1883)
Abolitionist Societies' Organizing Goals and Objectives
The African Institution (1807)
The German Society for the Abolition of Slavery (1848)
The Spanish Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society (1871)
The Constitution of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (1873)
Congressional and Public Addresses, Speeches, and Proclamations
Proclamation (1775)
Addresses Free Persons of Color (1828)
Abolitionists Protest British Recognition of the Republic of Texas (1840)
"Spot Resolutions" (1847)
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (1852)
Speaks Out Against the Kansas-Nebraska Act (1855)
"House Divided" Speech (1858)
The Freeport Doctrine (1858)
Last Speech (1859)
Proclamation on Slaves (1861)
President Lincoln's Response to David Hunter's Proclamation Freeing Slaves (1862)
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