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By D. Laurence Rogers

ISBN-10: 1611860156

ISBN-13: 9781611860153

JAMES G. BIRNEY - patience ended in an finish to Slavery
in America


The e-book "Apostles of Equality: The
Birneys, the Republicans and the Civil War," released in 2011 by means of Michigan
State college Press, tells of 1 of the nation's such a lot brave yet unsung
heroes and his offspring.


James G. Birney used to be born in 1792 to a
slave-holding plantation relatives in Kentucky. The dramatic story of his
transformation from slaveholder to the 1st political chief of abolition will
inspire all freedom-loving Americans.

Michael Matthews, a slave given to
him at age 6, grew to become his own buddy and boyhood better half. That friendship
was a key to James G. Birney's lifetime insistence on following Thomas
Jefferson's "all males are created equivalent" assertion within the announcement of
Independence.

One of the main figures at the back of the
end of slavery in the US, Birney, a little-known attorney from Kentucky and
Alabama sacrificed his fortune and social prestige within the explanation for equality.

After many years within the South, making an attempt futilely
to persuade slaveholders to repent, Birney moved North to Saginaw County,
Michigan. He used to be distraught after gaining simply approximately 7,000 votes for President
in the 1840 election, during which he grew to become the 1st candidate to espouse
anti-slavery sentiments.

Nominated back by means of the abolitionist
Liberty get together in 1844, from his base in reduce Saginaw (later Bay urban) Birney's
crusade grew the anti-slavery stream progressively. ultimately, in 1854
abolitionists accumulated in Jackson, Michigan and in Wisconsin to shape the
Republican get together.

Devoting virtually their whole platform
to abolition, the recent occasion took the Presidency on its moment test with a
back-country Illinois legal professional, Abraham Lincoln, at its head. The South erupted in
outrage on the election of Lincoln, cannon roared at toes. Sumter and Civil War
ensued.

Birney had died in New Jersey but
several of his abolitionist sons, together with Union significant generals, carried
the banner to conflict within the South along Northerners nonetheless conflicted about
race. Birney's legacy keeps to encourage today.

The first biographical account of the lifetime of James Gillespie Birney in additional than fifty years, this fabulously insightful heritage illuminates and elevates an all-but-forgotten determine whose political profession contributed mightily to the yank political cloth. Birney used to be a southern-born baby-kisser on the middle of the antislavery circulation, with southern-born sons who have been significant generals curious about key Union military actions, together with the management of the black troops. The interplay of the Birneys with old figures (Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Henry Clay) highlights the importance of the family's actions in politics and conflict. D. Laurence Rogers deals a special historiography of the abolition flow, the Civil warfare, and Reconstruction during the reports of 1 relatives navigating momentous advancements from the founding of the Republic till the past due nineteenth century.

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