The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves

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University Press of Kentucky - Political Science

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, America's political institutions underwent radical changes as they adapted to comprehensive security reforms. While the media exhaustively covered new security protocols in the executive office, little attention was paid to other federal agencies and branches that overhauled their systems to accommodate heightened security requirements.

As a congressional fellow living in Washington, D.C., Jocelyn Jones Evans was an eyewitness to the institutional culture of Capitol Hill before and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as during the subsequent anthrax scare. In One Nation Under Siege: Congress, Terrorism, and the Fate of American Democracy, Evans uses her personal experiences as the foundation for a richly researched analysis of how Congress changed as an institution and a national symbol in the wake of 9/11. Evans reveals not only physical transformations but also internal policy shifts that threaten democracy by limiting citizens' access to their elected leaders.

The only comprehensive study of the effects of terrorism on the nation's capital, One Nation Under Siege provides a detailed investigation of how the nation's intricate political system adapted in times of crisis. It covers an essential chapter in the social and political history of the United States.

 

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pp. 64-68: "Munro" at the 1843 convention. Harrold says Munroe spoke in favor of Garnett's call for a slave revolt, citing "Minutes of the National Convention of Colored Citizens."

Contents

AMBIGUOUS MANIFESTOS
17
CIRCUMSTANCES
37
PROCEEDINGS
53
GOALS AND REACTIONS
71
ABOLITIONISTS AND SLAVES
97
CONVERGENCE
117
CONCLUSION
137
ADDRESS OF THE ANTISLAVERY CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF NEWYORK HELD IN PETERBORO JANUARY 19TH 1842 TO THE SL...
149
RIGHTS OF A FUGITIVE SLAVE NATHANIEL E JOHNSON
159
ADDRESS TO THE SLAVES OF THE UNITED STATES WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON
165
AN ADDRESS TO THE SLAVES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA REJECTED BY THE NATIONAL CONVENTION 1848 HENRY HIG...
175
A LETTER TO THE AMERICAN SLAVES FROM THOSE WHO HAVE FLED FROM AMERICAN SLAVERY GERRIT SMITH
185
NOTES
193
Bibliography
219
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