The Resource To live an antislavery life : personal politics and the antebellum Black middle class, Erica L. Ball, (electronic book)

To live an antislavery life : personal politics and the antebellum Black middle class, Erica L. Ball, (electronic book)

Label
To live an antislavery life : personal politics and the antebellum Black middle class
Title
To live an antislavery life
Title remainder
personal politics and the antebellum Black middle class
Statement of responsibility
Erica L. Ball
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this study of antebellum African American print culture in transnational perspective, Erica L. Ball explores the relationship between antislavery discourse and the emergence of the northern black middle class. Through innovative readings of slave narratives, sermons, fiction, convention proceedings, and the advice literature printed in forums like Freedom's Journal, the North Star, and the Anglo-African Magazine, Ball demonstrates that black figures such as Susan Paul, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Delany consistently urged readers to internalize their political principles and to interpret all their personal ambitions, private familial roles, and domestic responsibilities in light of the freedom struggle. Ultimately, they were admonished to embody the abolitionist agenda by living what the fugitive Samuel Ringgold Ward called an "antislavery life." Far more than calls for northern free blacks to engage in what scholars call "the politics of respectability," African American writers characterized true antislavery living as an oppositional stance rife with radical possibilities, a deeply personal politics that required free blacks to transform themselves into model husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, self-made men, and transnational freedom fighters in the mold of revolutionary figures from Haiti to Hungary. In the process, Ball argues, antebellum black writers crafted a set of ideals--simultaneously respectable and subversive--for their elite and aspiring African American readers to embrace in the decades before the Civil War
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Ball, Erica
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.18
LC item number
.B35 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900
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  • Free African Americans
  • Free African Americans
  • Free African Americans
  • Citizenship
  • Antislavery movements
  • United States
Label
To live an antislavery life : personal politics and the antebellum Black middle class, Erica L. Ball, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10621787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 175 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
To live an antislavery life : personal politics and the antebellum Black middle class, Erica L. Ball, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10621787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 175 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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