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Antislavery Wasn’t Mainstream, Until It Was

Matt Karp Jacobin
After Republicans lost their first election in 1856, the nineteenth-century Nate Silvers were happy to declare the antislavery movement a radical, fringe idea. Four years later, Abraham Lincoln won on a radical program of change.

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The Truth About Abolition

Adam Rothman The Atlantic
A new book about the abolitionist movement puts African Americans in the center of the history of our country's movement to end slavery.
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