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Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Beverly C. Tomek


Pennsylvania contained the largest concentration of early America's abolitionist leaders and organizations, making it a necessary and illustrative stage from which to understand how national conversations about the place of free blacks in early America originated and evolved, and, importantly, the role that colonization—supporting the emigration of free and emancipated blacks to Africa—played in national and international antislavery movements. This book demonstrates that, in Philadelphia at least, the American Colonization Society (ACS) often worked closely with other antislavery groups to fu ... More

Keywords: Pennsylvania, abolitionist movement, free blacks, early America, colonization, emancipated blacks, antislavery movements, American Colonization Society, black nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814783481
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814783481.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Beverly C. Tomek, author