Making Slavery History

Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts
Author(s): 
Minardi, Margot
ISBN: 
9780195379372
Date published: 
August 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£32.50

Examining how memory both catalyzes and curtails social change, this book concerns how commemorative culture shaped antislavery politics in early national Massachusetts. Abolitionists drew on their state's Revolutionary heritage to mobilize opposition to Southern slavery, but black and white activists diverged in terms of how they idealized black historical agency.