Colonization And Its Discontents: "emancipation, Emigration, And Antislavery In Antebellum Pennsylvania" by Beverly C. TomekColonization And Its Discontents: "emancipation, Emigration, And Antislavery In Antebellum Pennsylvania" by Beverly C. Tomek

Colonization And Its Discontents: "emancipation, Emigration, And Antislavery In Antebellum…

byBeverly C. Tomek

Paperback | September 24, 2012

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Pennsylvania contained the largest concentration of early America’s abolitionist leaders and organizations, making it a necessary and illustrative stage from which to understand how national conversations about the place of free blacks in early America originated and evolved, and, importantly, the role that colonization—supporting the emigration of free and emancipated blacks to Africa—played in national and international antislavery movements. Beverly C. Tomek’s meticulous exploration of the archives of the American Colonization Society, Pennsylvania’s abolitionist societies, and colonizationist leaders (both black and white) enables her to boldly and innovatively demonstrate that, in Philadelphia at least, the American Colonization Society often worked closely with other antislavery groups to further the goals of the abolitionist movement.

In Colonization and Its Discontents, Tomek brings a much-needed examination of the complexity of the colonization movement by describing in depth the difference between those who supported colonization for political and social reasons and those who supported it for religious and humanitarian reasons. Finally, she puts the black perspective on emigration into the broader picture instead of treating black nationalism as an isolated phenomenon and examines its role in influencing the black abolitionist agenda.

Title:Colonization And Its Discontents: "emancipation, Emigration, And Antislavery In Antebellum…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 24, 2012Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814764533

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"Colonization and Its Discontents is an interesting and useful contribution to the ever-growing historiography of nineteenth-century American antislavery movements."-Erica Armstrong Dunbar,Pennsylvania Magazine of History of Biography