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Elusive Utopia: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Oberlin, Ohio

Gary J. Kornblith and Carol Lasser
Format
Book
Published
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2018]
Language
English
Variant Title
Struggle for racial equality in Oberlin, Ohio
Series
Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World
ISBN
9780807169568, 0807169560, 9780807170151, 9780807170168
Summary
"Because it embraced radical racial egalitarianism in 1835, Oberlin, Ohio, stood in the vanguard of the quest for abolition and black freedom in the antebellum period. Today, residents, visitors, and scholars still celebrate its historic role in abolition, integration, and the quest for equality."--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Envisioning utopia
  • The arrival of African Americans
  • An experiment in racial integration
  • Means and ends in Oberlin abolitionism
  • Fighting for equal rights in the Civil War era
  • The postwar pursuit of black political power
  • Race and opportunity in the late nineteenth century
  • Temperance, gender, and the racialization of respectability
  • Utopia forsaken.
Description
xvii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-312) and index.
Technical Details
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