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By Richard Newman, James Mueller, Dee Andrews, Gary Nash, Ira Berlin, W. Caleb McDaniel, Heather S. Nathans, Elizabeth Varon, David Waldstreicher, Julie P. Winch

Antislavery and Abolition in Philadelphia considers the cultural, political, and non secular contexts shaping the lengthy fight opposed to racial injustice in a single of early America's most crucial towns. made from 9 scholarly essays via a exclusive crew of historians, the quantity recounts the antislavery move in Philadelphia from a marginalized prestige throughout the colonial period to its upward push in the course of the Civil battle. Philadelphia was once the house to the Society of acquaintances, which provided the 1st public assault on slavery within the 1680s; the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, the western world's first antislavery crew; and to generations of abolitionists, who equipped a few of early America's most vital civil rights teams. those abolitionists--black, white, non secular, secular, male, female--grappled with the that means of black freedom previous and extra continually than a person else in early American tradition. state-of-the-art educational perspectives illustrate Philadelphia's antislavery stream, the way it survived societal competition, and remained important to evolving notions of racial justice.

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27. William Douglass, Annals of the First African Church in the United States of America, Now Styled the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas (Philadelphia, 1862); Andrews, “From Natural Rights to National Sins,” below; Will B. Gravely, “The Rise of African Churches in America (1786–1822): Reexamining the Contexts,” Journal of Religious Thought 14 (1984): 58–73; and William B. Gravely, “African Methodism and the Rise of Black Denominationalism,” in Russell E. Richey and Kenneth E. , 1985), 111–24; Carol V.

9. 10. Andrews, “From Natural Rights to National Sins,” below; Nash, Forging Freedom, 18–22. 11. Nash, Forging Freedom, chap. 2; quotation in Nash, “Race and Citizenship in the Early Republic,” below. 12. Nash, Forging Freedom, 46–57; Gary B. Nash and Jean R. Soderlund, Freedom by Degrees: Emancipation in Pennsylvania and Its Aftermath (New York, 1991), 76–77, 88–89, 138–39; Winch, “Self-Help and Self-Determination,” below; quotation in Billy G. , Blacks Who Stole themselves: Advertisements for Runaways in the Philadelphia Gazette (Philadelphia, 1989), 132–33.

During the 1780s, he rode the Methodist circuit preaching the gospel between Boston and Charleston, eventually receiving an appointment as assistant minister in Philadelphia’s St. George Methodist Church. When St. George’s white congregants betrayed their egalitarian heritage and threatened to remove the black members to the gallery, Allen led the black members out of the church. ” Allen’s 32 i r a be r l i n church grew rapidly. Within a year, it had over one hundred members, and within ten years it had almost five hundred.

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