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Aptheker, Herbert A.  Abolitionism: A Revolutionary Movement.  Boston: Twayne, 1989.

Arkin, Marc M.  “The Federalist Trope: Power and Passion in Abolitionist Rhetoric.”  Journal of American History 88 (June 2001): 75-98.

Bennett, Michael.  Democratic Discourses: The Radical Abolition Movement and Antebellum American Literature. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005. 

Brennan, Denis P.  “The Printer’s Stand: William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator.”  PhD dissertation, State University of New York-Albany, 2003.

Brennan, Denis. The Making of an Abolitionist: William Lloyd Garrison’s Path to Publishing The Liberator.  Jefferson: McFarland, 2014. 

Brewer, James S.  Wendell Phillips: Liberty’s Hero.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986.

Brown, David. “William Lloyd Garrison, Transatlantic Abolitionism, and Colonization in the Mid-nineteenth Century: The Revival of the Peculiar Solution?” Slavery and Abolition 33 (June 2012): 233–250.

Cain, William E., ed., William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from the Liberator. Boston: Bedford Books, 1994.*

Carwardine, Richard J.  Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Crockett, Hasan.  “The Incendiary Pamphlet: David Walker’s Appeal in Georgia.”  Journal of Negro History 83:3 (Summer 2001): 305-318.

Curtis, Michael Kent.  “The Curious History of Attempts to Suppress Anti-Slavery Speech, Press, and Petition in 1835-1837.”  Northwestern University Law Review 89 (Spring 1995): 785-870.

Cutter, Martha J.  The Illustrated Slave: Empathy, Graphic Narrative, and the Visual Culture of the Transatlantic Abolition Movement, 1800-1852.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017.  

Delbanco, Andrew.  The Abolitionist Imagination.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.

DeLombard, Jeannine Marie.  Slavery on Trial: Law, Abolitionism, and Print Culture.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Dillon, Merton L.  Elijah Lovejoy, Abolitionist Editor.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1961.

Dillon, Merton L.  The Abolitionists: The Growth of a Dissenting Minority.  New York: W.W. Norton, 1979.

Dinius, Marcy J.  The Textual Effects of David Walker’s Appeal: Print-Based Activism Against Slavery, Racism, and Discrimination, 1829-1851.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022.

Domke, David.  “The Press and ‘Delusive Theories of Equality and Emancipation and Fraternity’ in the Age of Emancipation.”  Critical Studies in Mass Communication 13:3 (September 1996): 228-250.

Duberman, Martin. The Antislavery Vanguard. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965.

Duerk, John A.  “Elijah P. Lovejoy: Anti- Catholic Abolitionist.”  Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 108:2 (Summer 2015): 103-121.

Ellingwood, Ken.  First To Fall: Elijah Lovejoy and the Fight for a Free Press in the Age of Slavery.  New York: Pegasus Books, 2021.

Faber, Doris.  I Will Be Heard: The Life of William Lloyd Garrison.  New York: Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard, 1970.

Fanuzzi, Robert.  Abolition’s Public Sphere.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.

Fee, Frank E., Jr.  “To No One More Indebted: Frederick Douglass and Julia Griffiths, 1849-63.” Journalism History 37:1 (Spring 2011): 12-26.

Filler, Louis.  The Crusade Against Slavery, 1830-1860.  New York: Harper and Row, 1960.

Filler, Louis, ed.  Wendell Phillips on Civil Rights and Freedom.  New York: Hill and Wang, 1965.

Fisher Fiskin, Shelley, and Carla L. Paterson.  “We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident: The Rhetoric of Frederick Douglass’s Journalism,” in Frederick Douglass: New Literary and Historical Essays, ed. Eric J. Sundquist. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Gabrial, Brian.  The Press and Slavery in America, 1791-1859: The Melancholy Effect of Popular Excitement.  Charleston: University of South Carolina Press, 2016.

Gill, John.  Tide Without Turning: Elijah Lovejoy and Freedom of the Press.  Boston: Beacon Books, 1959.

Gilmore, Michael T.  The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

Glickman, Lawrence B.  “Buy for the Sake of the Slave: Abolitionism and the Origins of American Consumer Activism.”  American Quarterly 56:4 (December 2004): 889-912.

Goddu, Teresa A.  “The Antislavery Almanac and the Discourse of Numeracy.” Book History 12:1 (2009): 129-155.

Goddu, Teresa A.  “Anti-Slavery’s Panoramic Perspective.”  MELUS 39:2 (Summer 2014): 12-41.

Goddu, Teresa A.  Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America.  Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020.

Gradert, Kenyon. “A Paper Puritan of Puritans: The Liberator’s Protestant Spirit in the Antebellum Public Sphere.” Journal of American Studies 56:4 (2022): 589-612.

Harrold, Stanley.  The Abolitionists and the South, 1831-1861.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1995.

Harrold, Stanley.  The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2004.

Hersh, Blanche Glassman.  The Slavery of Sex: Feminist Abolitionists in America.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1978.

Hirshman, Linda.  The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation.  New York: Mariner Books 2022.

Hoganson, Cristin.  “Garrisonian Abolitionists and the Rhetoric of Gender, 1850-1860.”  American Quarterly 45 (December 1993): 558-595.

Johnson, David W.  “Freesoilers for God: Kansas Newspaper Editors and the Anti-Slavery Crusade.”  Kansas History 2 (Summer 1979): 74-85.

Kielbowicz, Richard B. “The Law and Mob Law in Attacks on Antislavery Newspapers, 1833–1860.” Law & History Review 24 (Fall 2006): 559–599.

Kraditor, Aileen S.  Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and His Critics on Strategy and Tactics, paperback edition.  Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1989.  Originally published in 1969.

Laurie, Bruce.  Beyond Garrison: Anti-Slavery and Social Reform.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Lerner, Gerda.  The Grimke Sisters From South Carolina: Pioneers for Women’s Rights and Abolition.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.  revised edition.

Lowance, Mason, ed.  Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader.  New York: Penguin books, 2000.

Mayer, Henry.  All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery.  New York: St. Martin’s, 1998.

McCarthy, Timothy Patrick, and John Stauffer, eds.  Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism.  New York: New Press, 2006. 

McInerney, Daniel J.  “A State of Commerce: Market Power and Slave Power in Abolitionist Political Rhetoric.”  Civil War History 37 (June 1991): 101-119.

McInnis, Maurie D.  Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Meer, Sarah. “Public and Personal Letters: Julia Griffiths and Frederick Douglass’ Paper.” Slavery and Abolition 33 (June 2012): 251–264.

Mercieca, Jennifer Rose.  “The Culture of Honor: How Slaveholders Responded to the Abolitionist Mail Crisis of 1835.”  Rhetoric and Public Affairs 10:1 (Spring 2007): 51-76.

Merrill, Walter M.  Against Wind and Tide: A Biography of William Lloyd Garrison. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1963.

Moland, Lydia.  Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022.   

Nelson, Truman, ed.  Documents of Upheaval: Selections from William Lloyd Garrison’s The Liberator, 1831-1865.  New York: Hill and Wang, 1966.

Newman, Richard S.  The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Nye, Russel B.  Fettered Freedom: Civil Liberties and the Slavery Controversy, 1830-1860.  East Lansing: Michigan State University, 1963. 

Osborn, Ronald. “William Lloyd Garrison and the United States Constitution: The Political Evolution of an American Radical.” Journal of Law and Religion 24:1 (2008–2009): 65–88.

Ostrowski, Carl.  “Slavery, Labor Reform, and Intertextuality in Antebellum Print Culture: The Slave Narrative and the City-Mysteries Novel.”  African American Review 40:3 (Fall 2006): 493-506.

Page, Allison.  Media and the Affective Life of Slavery.  Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2022.

Page, Tyler G.  “Public Relations Tactics and Methods in Early 1800s America: An Examination of an American Anti-Slavery Movement.”  Public Relations Review 40:4 (November 2014): 684-691.

Quarles, Benjamin.  Black Abolitionists.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1969.

Rael, Patrick, ed.  African-American Activism Before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North.  New York: Routledge, 2008.

Reilly, Bernard F., Jr., “The Art of the Antislavery Movement,” in Courage and Conscience: Black and White Abolitionists in Boston, ed. Donald M. Jacobs.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. 

Reynolds, David S.  Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America.  New York: W. W. Norton, 2011.

Richards, Leonard L.  “Gentlemen of Property and Standing”: Anti-Abolition Mobs in Jacksonian America.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1970.

Ripley, C. Peter, et al, eds.  The Black Abolitionist Papers.  5 volumes.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985-1992.

Risley, Ford.  Abolition and the Press: The Moral Struggle Against Slavery. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2008.

Rohrback, Augusta.  “Truth Stranger Than Fiction: Reexamining William Lloyd Garrison’s Liberator.” American Literature 73 (December 2001): 727-755.

Salerno, Beth A.  Sister Societies: Women’s Anti-Slavery Organizations in Antebellum America.  Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2005.

Shortell, Timothy.  “The Rhetoric of Black Abolitionism: An Exploratory Analysis of Antislavery Newspapers in New York State.”  Social Science History 28:1 (Spring 2004): 75-109.

Simon, Paul.  Lovejoy, Martyr to Freedom.   St. Louis: Concordia, 1964.

Simon, Paul.  Freedom’s Champion: Elijah Lovejoy.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994.

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

Stewart, James B.  “The Aims and Impact of Garrisonian Abolitionism, 1840-1860.”  Civil War History 15 (1969): 197-209.

Stewart, James B.  Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery.  Revised Edition.  New York: Hill and Wang, 1996.  (originally published in 1976)

Stewart, James B., ed..  William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred: History, Legacy, and Memory.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Taylor, Alice. “Selling Abolitionism: The Commercial, Material, and Social World of the Boston Antislavery Fair, 1834–1858.”  PhD dissertation, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 2008.

Thomas, John L.  The Liberator: William Lloyd Garrison, A Biography. Boston: Little, Brown, 1963.

Thompson, Ralph.  “The Liberty Bell and Other Anti-Slavery Gift Books.”  New England Quartlerly 7 (March 1934): 154-168.

Walters, Ronald G.  The Antislavery Appeal: American Abolitionism After 1830.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976.

Watts, Liz.  “Lydia Marie Child: Editor of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, 1841-43.” Journalism History 35:1 (Spring 2009): 12-22.

Weiner, Dana E. “Anti-abolition Violence and Freedom of Speech in Peoria, Illinois, 1843–1848.” Journal of Illinois History 11 (Autumn 2008): 179–204.

Whitby, Gary L.  “Horns of Dilemma: The Sun, Abolition, and the 1833-34 New York Riots.”  Journalism Quarterly 67 (1990): 410-419.

Wyatt-Brown, Bertram.  “The Abolitionists’ Postal Campaign of 1835.  Journal of Negro History 50:4 (October 1965): 227-238.

Wyatt-Brown, Bertram.  Lewis Tappan and the Evangelical War Against Slavery.  New York: Atheneum, 1971.

Yothers, Brian.   Reading Abolition: The Critical Reception of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass.  Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2018.

Yellin, Jean F.  Women and Sisters: The Anti-Slavery Feminists in American Culture.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989.

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