Paperback The slave's cause : a history of abolition / Manisha Sinha.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: Yale University Press
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0300227116 9780300227116 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2016.
Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening her scope beyond the antebellum period usually associated with abolitionism and recasting it as a radical social movement in which men and women, black and white, free and enslaved found common ground in causes ranging from feminism and utopian socialism to anti-imperialism and efforts to defend the rights of labour.
784 pages ; 24 cm