By James Brewer Stewart
Throughout the Civil struggle period, no different white American spoke extra powerfully opposed to slavery and for the beliefs of racial democracy than did Wendell Phillips. Nationally recognized as "abolition's golden trumpet," Phillips grew to become the North's most generally hailed public lecturer, even supposing he espoused principles so much considered as deeply threatening -- the abolition of slavery, equality between races and sessions, and women's rights. James Brewer Stewart's research resolves this seeming paradox via exhibiting how Phillips got here to own such outstanding rhetorical presents, how he used them to form the politics of his instances, and the way he rooted them in his upbringing, marriage, and private relationships.
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