Black Abolitionism: A Quest for Human Dignity (Bishop Henry McNeal Turner/Sojourner Truth Series in Black Religion)


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Black Abolitionism: A Quest for Human Dignity (Bishop Henry McNeal Turner/Sojourner Truth Series in Black Religion)
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ISBN: 9781570755910
Lauded by theologian Dwight Hopkins as an "original argument" and as an excellent example of "religious studies engaging culture and politics," Black Abolitionism reveals how the black abolitionist movement was a powerful force in eliminating slavery. Even more significant, it was also an independent movement "distinct from and parallel with the larger white abolitionist movement" in 19th century America its primary goal was to seek justice for black people, going far beyond the elimination of slavery. Mitchell unfolds the history of slavery in North America with its patterns of abuse and injustice that led to the rise of the abolitionist movement. Examining the lives and texts of four black abolitionists she shows how black abolitionism as a freedom movement was also a quest for human dignity. Mitchell also explores issues of white supremacy and racism as they affected American society then and now. 143448 Beverly E Mitchell, Beverly Eileen Mitchell
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