Until Justice Be Done

Kate Masur’s scholarly but accessible history demonstrates how thoroughly racism pervaded both the North and the South during the 19th century.

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The history of the abolitionist movement in antebellum America is generally well known. Most Americans have heard about the impact of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Northerners’ opinions about slavery, and they’ve read about the underground railroad. Recent novels, movies and television series have also heightened public awareness of figures such as…

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