Defense Date

2-19-2016

Graduation Date

2016

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

History

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Perry Blatz

Committee Member

Michael Cahall

Committee Member

John Dwyer

Keywords

Abolitionism, Colonization, Immediatists, Pennsylvania, Slavery

Abstract

In the scholarly literature, colonizationists and radical abolitionists are portrayed as composing perpetually warring camps. While that may have been true at the state and national levels of the movements, the evidence suggests that the relationship between the groups was much more fluid at the grassroots. In Washington County, Pennsylvania, colonizationists and radical abolitionists cooperated on various community-development initiatives during the 1830s. Slavery was important to these community elites. But other issues were just as important to them, if not more.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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