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All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery, Henry Mayer

Author:    Henry Mayer

Title:   All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Used - Like New

Jacket Condition:   As New

Publisher:    St Martins Pr October 1998

ISBN Number:    0312187408 / 9780312187408

Seller ID:   96311

Pristine copy with mylar covered jacket.

An Eighth Day View:

In Henry Mayer's absorbing All On Fire, William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) emerges as an American hero, arguably on par with Abraham Lincoln, who forced the nation to confront the explosive issue of slavery.

Mayer maintains that Garrison, a self-made man of scanty formal education who founded and edited the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, not only served as the catalyst for the abolition of slavery, but inspired two generations of activists in civil rights and the women's movement.

Through Garrison, tragically torn between pacifism and abolitionist advocacy, we also meet a rich pageant of great 19th-century historical figures, including Frederick Douglass, John Quincy Adams, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Mayer's consequential biography should be read for generations to come.

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