Making Slavery History

Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts
Author(s): 
Minardi, Margot
ISBN: 
9780199922864
Date published: 
October 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£15.99

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 activists diverged in terms of how they idealized black historical agency.