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Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America

J. Brent Morris

Abstract

As the first college to admit men and women of all races, and with a faculty and community comprised of outspoken abolitionists, Oberlin supported a cadre of activist missionaries devoted to emancipation, even if that was through unconventional methods or via an abandonment of strict ideological consistency. Their philosophy was a colorblind composite of various schools of anti-slavery thought aimed at supporting the best hope of success. This book shifts the focus of generations of antislavery scholarship from the East, and demonstrates that the region's influence was largely responsible for ... More

Keywords: college, abolitionists, Oberlin, missionaries, emancipation, anti-slavery, radicalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781469618272
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618272.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Brent Morris, author
University of South Carolina Beaufort