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Slavery and Abolition of Slavery:
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Primary Texts
Chesebrough, David B. Frederick Douglass: Oratory from Slavery. Great American Orators 26. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1998.
---. Theodore Parker: Orator of Superior Ideas. Great American Orators 29. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1999.
Documents on Slavery. The Avalon Project. Yale Law School. 9/7/99. http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/slavery.htm.
Fitch, Suzanne Pullon, and Roseann M. Mandziuk. Sojourner Truth as Orator: Wit, Story, and Song. Great American Orators 25. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1997.
Nelson, Truman, ed. Documents of Upheaval: Selections from William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator. New York: Hill & Wang, 1966.
Towns, W. Stuart, ed. Oratory and Rhetoric in the Nineteenth Century South: A Rhetoric of Defense. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998.
Secondary Sources in History, Rhetoric and Communication
Adeleke, Tunde. "Afro-Americans and Moral Suasion: the Debate in the 1830's." Journal of Negro History 83 (1998): 127-.
Arkin, Marc M. "The Federalist Trope: Power and Passion in Abolitionist Rhetoric." Journal of American History 88 (2001): 75-98.
Bacon, Jacqueline. The Humblest May Stand Forth: Rhetoric, Empowerment, and Abolition. Greenville: U of South Carolina P, 2002.
Bass, Jeff D. "An Efficient Humanitarianism: The British Slave Trade Debates, 1791-1792." Quarterly Journal of Speech 75 (1989): 152-165.
Bormann, Earnest G. Forerunners of Black Power: The Rhetoric of Abolition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1971.
---. "Some Random Thoughts on the Unity or Diversity of the Rhetoric of Abolition." Southern Communication Journal 60 (1995): 266-274.
Browne, Stephen H. Angelina Grimke: Rhetoric, Identity, and the Radical Imagination. East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 1999


"Encountering Angelina Grimke: Violence, Identity, and the Creation of Radical Community." Quarterly Journal of Speech 82 (1996): 38–54.


"‘Like Gory Spectres’: Representing Evil in Theodore Weld’s American Slavery As It Is." Quarterly Journal of Speech 80 (1994): 277–292.

---. "Textual Style and Radical Critique in William Lloyd Garrison's Thoughts on African Colonization. Communication Studies 47 (1996): 177-190.
---. "'This Unparalleled and Inhuman Massacre': The Gothic, the Sacred, and the Meaning of Nat Turner." Rhetoric and Public Affairs 3 (200): 309- .
Burkholder, Thomas R. "Symbolic Martydom: The Ultimate Apology." Southern Communication Journal 56 (1990): 289-297.
Carmack, Paul A. "The Lane Seminary Debates." Central States Speech Journal 1 (1950): 33-39
Chesebrough, David B. Frederick Douglass: Oratory from Slavery. Great American Orators 26. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1998.
---. Theodore Parker: Orator of Superior Ideas. Great American Orators 29. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1999.
Clark, Elizabeth B. "'The Sacred Rights of the Weak': Pain, Sympathy, and the Culture of Individual Rights in
Antebellum America." Journal of American History 82 (1995): 463-493.

Condit, Celeste Michelle, and John Louis Lucaites

"The Rhetoric of Equality and the Expatriation of African-Americans, 1776–1826." Communication Studies 42 (1991): 1–21.

Curtis, Christopher. "Can These Be the Sons of Their Fathers?" The Defense of Slavery in Virginia, 1831-1832. M.A. Thesis. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997. 10 Oct 2002. <http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-4744152149731401/>
Daly, John Patrick. When Slavery Was Called Freedom: Evangelicalism, Proslavery, and the Causes of the Civil War. Lexington: U of Kentucky P, 2002.
Dick, Robert C. "Negro Oratory in the Anti-Slavery Societies: 1830-1860." Western Speech 28 (1964):
diGiacomantonio, William C. "For the Gratification of a Volunteering Society": Antislavery and Pressure Group Politics in
the First Federal Congress." Journal of the Early Republic 15 (1995): 169-197.
Dill, R. Pepper. "An Analysis of Stasis in James H. Thornwell's Sermon, The Rights and Duties of Masters." Journal of Communication and Religion 11 (1988): 19-24.
Ericson, David F. The Debate over Slavery: Antislavery and Proslavery Liberalism in Antebellum America. New York: New York UP, 2000.
Fanuzzi, Robert. "The Trouble with Douglass's Body." American Transcendental Quarterly 13 (1999): 27-.
Ferreira, Patricia. "All But 'a Black Skin and Wooly Hair': Frederick Douglass's Witness of the Irish Famine." American Studies International 37 (1999): 69.

Finkelman, Paul, ed..

Slavery and the Law. Madison, WI: Madison House, 1997.

Fitch, Suzanne Pullon, and Roseann M. Mandziuk. Sojourner Truth as Orator: Wit, Story, and Song. Great American Orators 25. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1997.

Fulkerson, Gerald.

"Frederick Douglass and the Kansas-Nebraska Act: A Case Study in Agitational Versatility." Central States Speech Journal 23 (1972): 261–269.


"Exile As Emergence: Frederick Douglass in Great Britain, 1845–1847." Quarterly Journal of Speech 60 (1974): 69–82.

Funk, Albert W. "Henry David Thoreau's 'Slavery in Massachusetts'." Western Speech 36 (1972): 159-168.
Goodman, Paul. Of One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality. Berkeley: U of California P, 1998.
Hammerback, John C. "George W. Julian's Antislavery Crusade." Western Speech 37 (1973): 157-165.
---. "The Rhetoric of a Righteous Reform: George Washington Julian's 1852 Campaign against Slavery." Central States Speech Journal 22 (1971): 85-93.
Hartnett, Stephen J. Democratic Dissent and the Cultural Fictions of Antebellum America. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2002.
Hasian, Marouf. "Jurisprudence as Performance: John Brown's Enactment of Natural Law at Harper's Ferry." Quarterly Journal of Speech 86 (200): 190-213.
Hemmer, Joseph J. "Robert A. Toombs Speaks for the South." Southern Speech Journal 28 (1963): 251-259.
Hillbruner, Anthony. "Inequality, the Great Chain of Being, and Ante-Bellum Southern Oratory." Southern Speech Journal 25 (1959): 172-189.

Japp, Phyllis M.

"Esther or Isaiah?: The Abolitionist-feminist Rhetoric of Angelina Grimke." Quarterly Journal of Speech 71.3 (1985): 35–348.

Jeffrey, Julie Roy. The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1998.
Kraditor, Aileen. Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and His Critics on Strategy and Tactics, 1834-1850. New York: Pantheon, 1969.
Lampe, Gregory P. Frederick Douglass: Freedom's Voice, 1818-1845. East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 1998.
Lowance, Mason I., and Ellen E. Westbrook. The Stowe Debate: Rhetorical Strategies in Uncle Tom's Cabin. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1994.
Kennicott, Patrick C. "Black Persuaders in the Antislavery Movement." Speech Monographs 37 (1970): 15-24.

Kerr, Andrea Moore.

Lucy Stone: Speaking Out for Equality. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1992.

Kurtz, Jeffrey B. "Condemning Webster: Judgment and Audience in Emerson's 'Fugitive Slave Law.'" Quarterly Journal of Speech 87 (2001): 278-290.
Logue, Cal M. "Transcending Coercion: The Communicative Strategies of Black Slaves on Antebellum Plantations." Quarterly Journal of Speech 67 (1981): 31-46.
Logue, Cal M., and Eugene F. Miller. "Communicative Interaction and Rhetorical Status in Harriet Ann Jacobs' Slave Narrative." Southern Communication Journal 63 (1998): 182-198.
Mailloux, Steven. "Re-Marking Slave Bodies: Rhetoric as Production and Reception." Philosophy & Rhetoric 35 (2002): 96-119.
Mayer, Henry. All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery. New York: St. Martin's P, 1998.
McBride, Dwight A. Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony. New York: New York UP, 2001.
McClure, Kevin R. "Frederick Douglass' Use of Comparison in his Fouth of July Oration: A Textual Criticism. Western Journal of Communication 64 (2000): 425-444.
McCormick, L. Ray. "James Henley Thornwell and the Spirituality of the Church: Foundation for a Proslave Ideology." Journal of Communication and Religion 19 (1996): 59-67.
McDorman, Todd F. "Challenging Constitutional Authority: African American Responses to Scott v. Sandford." Quarterly Journal of Speech 83 (1997): 192-209.
McKivigan, John R., ed. Abolitionism and American Politics and Government. History of the Abolitionist Movement 3. New York: Garland, 1999.
---. Abolitionism and American Reform. History of the Abolitionist Movement 1. New York: Garland, 1999.
---. Abolitionism and American Religion. History of the Abolitionist Movement 2. New York: Garland, 1999.
---. Abolitionism and Issues of Race and Gender. History of the Abolitionist Movement 4. New York: Garland, 1999.
McKivigan, John R., and Stanley Harrold, eds. Antislavery Violence: Sectional, Racial, and Cultural Conflict in Antebellum America. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1999.
Miller, Keith D., and Kevin Quashie. "Slave Mutiny as Argument, Argument as Fiction, Fiction as America: The Case of Frederick Douglass's 'The Heroic Slave'." Southern Communication Journal 63 (1998): 199-207.
Monsma, John W. "John Brown: The Two-Edged Sword of Abolition." Central States Speech Journal 13 (1961): 22-29.
Morris, Charles E. "'Our Capital Aversion': Abigail Folsom, Madness, & Radical Antislavery Praxis." Women's Studies in Communication 24 (2001): 62-.
Newman, Richard S. The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2002.
Reynolds, Amy. "William Lloyd Garrison, Benjamin Lundy and Criminal libel: The Abolitionists' Plea for Press Freedom. Communication Law and Policy 6 (2001): 577-607.
Robertson, Stacy M. "'A Hard, Cold, Stern Life': Parker Pillsbury and Grassroots Abolitionism, 1840-1865." New England Quarterly 70 (1997): 179-210.
Rogers, William B. "We Are All Together Now": Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and the Prophetic Tradition. New York: Garland, 1995.
Sanchez-Eppler, Karen. Touching Liberty : Abolition, Feminism, and the Politics of the Body. Berkeley: U of California P, 1993.
Sanger, Kerran L. "Slave Resistance and Rhetorical Self-Definition: Spirituals as a Strategy." Western Journal of Communication 59 (1995): 177-192.
Selby, Gary S. "The Limits of Accommodation: Frederick Douglass and the Garrisonian Abolitionists." Southern Communication Journal 66 (2000): 52-66.
---. "Mocking the Sacred: Frederick Douglass's 'Slaveholder's Sermon' and the Antebellum Debate over Religion and Slavery." Quarterly Journal of Speech 88 (2002): 326-341.
Smith, Arthur L. "Henry Highland Garnet: Black Revolutionary in Sheep's Vestments." Central States Speech Journal 21 (1970): 93-98.
Smith, Ralph R., and Russell R. Windes.   "The Interpretation of Abolitionist Rhetoric: Historiography, Rhetorical Method, and History." Southern Communication Journal 60 (1995): 303-311.
Speicher, Anna M. The Religious World of Antislavery Women: Spirituality in the Lives of Five Abolitionist Lecturers. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2000.


"Symbolic Convergence and Abolitionism: A Terministic Reinterpretation." Southern Communication Journal 59 (1993): 45–59.

Stauffer, John. The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2001.

Sterling, Dorothy.

Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelley and the Politics of Anti-Slavery. New York: W. W. Norton, 1991.

Strong, Douglas M. Perfectionist Politics: Abolitionism and the Religious Tensions of American Democracy. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 1999.
Sweet, Leonard I. "The Fourth of July and Black Americans in the Nineteenth Century: Northern Leadership Opinion Within the Context of the Black Experience." Journal of Negro History 61 (1976):
Terrill, Robert E. "Irony, Silence and Time: Frederick Douglass on the Fifth of July." Quarterly Journal of Speech 89 (2003): 216-234.
Towns, Stuart. Oratory and Rhetoric in the Nineteenth-Century South: A Rhetoric of Defense. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1998.
Vorenberg, Michael. Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment. Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society. New York: Cambridge UP, 2001.
Vonnegut, Kristin S. "Poison or Panacea?: Sarah Moore Grimké's Use of the Public Letter." Communication Studies 46 (1995): 73-88.
Wagner, Gerard A. "Sojourner Truth: God's Appointed Apostle of Reform." Southern Speech Journal 28 (1962): 123-130.
Weaver, Richard L. "The Negro Issue: Agitation in the Michigan Lyceum." Central States Speech Journal 22 (1971): 196-201.
Whitby, Gary L. "Economic Elements of Opposition to Abolition and Support of South by Bennett in New York Herald." Journalism Quarterly 65 (1988): 78-84.
---. "Horns of a Dilemma: The Sun, Abolition, and the 1833-34 New York Riots." Journalism Quarterly 67 (1990): 410-419.
Wiethoff, William. The Insolent Slave. Greenville: U of South Carolina P, 2002.
Zaeske, Susan. "Signature of Citizenship: The Rhetoric of Women's Antislavery Petitions." Quarterly Journal of Speech 88 (2002): 147-168.
Zeitz, Joshua Michael. "The Missouri Compromise Reconsidered: Antislavery Rhetoric and the Emergence of the
Free Labor Synthesis." Journal of the Early Republic 20 (2000): 447-449.