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

By: Henry Mayer

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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.

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

Author:: Henry Mayer

Categories: Pre-Civil War,

Publisher: St Martins Pr: October 1998

ISBN Number:: 0312187408

ISBN Number: 13: 9780312187408

Binding:: Hardcover

Book Condition:: Used - Like New

Jacket Condition:: As New

Seller ID:: 96311