The Fortunate Heirs of Freedom: Abolition & Republican Thought

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INDEX
Abolition movement, 2; and American culture and identity, 127-47; British, 24-25; debates among abolitionists, 79-80, 93-106; defined by abolitionists, 55-56, 122-23, 151-52; history of, 9, 28, 48-50, 93-95; and language, 121, 128, 132-41; and literature, 141-47; Morrison, 103, 189 n.26; and religion, 59-78; strategies of, 93-95, 152-56. See also Republicanism and abolitionism
Abolitionists, definition of, 2; Fourth of July interpretation, 32, 90-91, 140; on Henry, 46, 90-91; identities of, 55-56, 151; on Israelites, 64, 73, 74, 75, 78; on Jefferson, 85-86, 108; on nature of society, 152-56; outlook of, 150-56; on race, 39-42, 152, 170 n.28; on reform, 149-50, 151-52. See also Agitation; Republicanism and abolitionism
Abolitionist party, 93-106; arguments against, 52, 94, 95-100; arguments for, 94-95, 100-105; history of, 9, 93-95
Adams, John Quincy, 50
Adams, John, 13-14
African Americans: Colored National Conventions, 8, 49, 61; history of, 145-46; on Saxonism and race, 39-42; on slavery's distinctive threats, 45-46
Agitation, 1, 90, 91, 100; and moral reform, 97-99; and political parties, 97-99, 103-4; and republican values, 88-93, 140
Allen, George: on language, 133; on self and society, 153; on slave- power aristocracy, 115
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter, 74-75
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 95; support of abolition party, 103
American Anti-Slavery Almanac, 92
American Anti-Slavery Society: on abolitionists' duty, 24, 53; and Adams, 50; on advancement of republicanism, 53; appeals to first principles, 50; Declaration of Sentiment, 53, 93-94; divisions within, 95; on nature of sin, 72; on power and governance, 79; on reform tactics, 93-94; on Roman slavery, 47
American Revolution: and agitation, 90-91, 99; and nonresistance, 70; parallels to abolition, 48-51, 99, 103; as perceived by abolitionists, 22, 28-29, 48-49, 76, 82, 87- 88, 90, 91, 119-20, 151; in popular history, 28-36; and power and morality, 87; principles of, in abolition, 22, 23, 24, 53-55, 82, 101-2, 151-52; and religion, 62,

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