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Black Abolitionist Archive

University of Detroit Mercy.

The Black Abolitionist Archive contains electronic speeches and editorials many of which include MP3 audio files.

Black abolitionist papers

McNichols Campus Library
E 449 .B624 1985

Black abolitionists.

McNichols Campus Library
E449 .Q17

Black press, 1827-1890; the quest for national identity

McNichols Campus Library
E185.5 D35 1971

Blacks in the abolitionist movement

McNichols Campus Library
E 449 .B794

Black women abolitionists : a study in activism, 1828-1860

Yee, Shirley J.. (Core Book)
McNichols Campus Library
E 449 .Y44 1992

Building an antislavery wall: Black Americans in the Atlantic

McNichols Campus Library
E 449 .B627 1989

David Ruggles : a radical black abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City

Hodges, Graham Russell. (University of North Carolina Press, c2010)
McNichols Campus Library
E 449 .R94 H63 2010

Contents: A revolutionary childhood -- An apprentice abolitionist in post-emancipation New York City -- Making practical abolitionism -- Melding black abolitionism and the underground railroad -- Abolitionist and physician. Summary: David Ruggles (1810-1849) was of one of the most heroic--and has been one of the most often overlooked--figures of the early abolitionist movement in America. Graham Russell Gao Hodges provides the first biography of this African American activist, writer, publisher, and hydrotherapist who secured liberty for more than six hundred former bond people, the most famous of whom was Frederick Douglass. A forceful, courageous voice for black freedom, Ruggles mentored Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and William Cooper Nell in the skills of antislavery activism. As a founder of the New York Committee of Vigilance, he advocated a "practical abolitionism" that included civil disobedience and self-defense in order to preserve the rights of self-emancipated enslaved people and to protect free blacks from kidnappers who would sell them into slavery in the South. Hodges's narrative places Ruggles in the fractious politics and society of New York, where he moved among the highest ranks of state leaders and spoke up for common black New Yorkers. His work on the Committee of Vigilance inspired many upstate New York and New England whites, who allied with him to form a network that became the Underground Railroad.

Documentary history of the Negro people in the United States,

Aptheker, Herbert, ed.. (New York, Citadel Press)
McNichols Campus Library
E185 .A581 v. 1-3

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