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The Resource We are the revolutionists : German-speaking immigrants & American abolitionists after 1848, Mischa Honeck

We are the revolutionists : German-speaking immigrants & American abolitionists after 1848, Mischa Honeck

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We are the revolutionists : German-speaking immigrants & American abolitionists after 1848
Title
We are the revolutionists
Title remainder
German-speaking immigrants & American abolitionists after 1848
Statement of responsibility
Mischa Honeck
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Widely remembered as a time of heated debate over the westward expansion of slavery, the 1850s in the United States was also a period of mass immigration. As the sectional conflict escalated, discontented Europeans came in record numbers, further dividing the young republic over issues of race, nationality, and citizenship. The arrival of German-speaking 'Forty-Eighters, ' refugees of the failed European revolutions of 1848-49, fueled apprehensions about the nation's future. Reaching America did not end the foreign revolutionaries' pursuit of freedom; it merely transplanted it. In this book, Mischa Honeck offers a fresh appraisal of these exiled democrats by probing their relationship to another group of beleaguered agitators: America's abolitionists. Honeck details how individuals from both camps joined forces in the long, dangerous battle to overthrow slavery. In Texas and in cities like Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Boston this cooperation helped them find new sources of belonging in an Atlantic world unsettled by massive migration and revolutionary unrest. Employing previously untapped sources to write the experience of radical German emigres into the abolitionist struggle, Honeck elucidates how these interethnic encounters affected conversations over slavery and emancipation in the United States and abroad. Forty-Eighters and abolitionists, Honeck argues, made creative use not only of their partnerships but also of their disagreements to redefine notions of freedom, equality, and humanity in a transatlantic age of racial construction and nation making
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DLC
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1976-
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Honeck, Mischa
Dewey number
973/.0431
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.G3
LC item number
H64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • German Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionists
  • Immigrants
  • Germany
Label
We are the revolutionists : German-speaking immigrants & American abolitionists after 1848, Mischa Honeck
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Entanglement is certain : 1848 and the challenge to American slavery -- A firm phalanx of iron souls : free men on Texas soil -- The only freedom-loving people of this city : exiles and emancipators in Cincinnati -- Why continue to be the humble maid? A transnational abolitionist sisterhood -- Let us break every yoke : Boston's radical democracies -- A revolution half accomplished : building nations, forgetting emancipation
Control code
649701973
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780820338231
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)649701973
Label
We are the revolutionists : German-speaking immigrants & American abolitionists after 1848, Mischa Honeck
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Entanglement is certain : 1848 and the challenge to American slavery -- A firm phalanx of iron souls : free men on Texas soil -- The only freedom-loving people of this city : exiles and emancipators in Cincinnati -- Why continue to be the humble maid? A transnational abolitionist sisterhood -- Let us break every yoke : Boston's radical democracies -- A revolution half accomplished : building nations, forgetting emancipation
Control code
649701973
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 236 pages
Isbn
9780820338231
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)649701973

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