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When It Was Grand : The Radical Republican History of the Civil War
by Leeanna Keith




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A Civil War Monitor best book of 2020

A group biography of the activists who defended human rights and defined the Republican Party's greatest hour

In 1862, the ardent abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison summarized the events that were tearing apart the United States: "There is a war because there was a Republican Party. There was a Republican Party because there was an Abolition Party. There was an Abolition Party because there was Slavery."

Garrison's simple statement expresses the essential truths at the heart of LeeAnna Keith's When It Was Grand. Here is the full story, dramatically told, of the Radical Republicans--the champions of abolition who helped found a new political party and turn it toward the extirpation of slavery. Keith introduces us to the idealistic Massachusetts preachers and philanthropists, rugged Midwestern politicians, and African American activists who collaborated to protect escaped slaves from their captors, to create and defend black military regiments and win the contest for the soul of their party. Keith's fast-paced, deeply researched narrative gives us new perspective on figures ranging from Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Brown, to the gruff antislavery general John Fremont and his astute wife, Jessie Benton Fremont, and the radicals' sometime critic and sometime partner Abraham Lincoln.

In the 1850s and 1860s, a powerful faction of the Republican Party stood for a demanding ideal of racial justice--and insisted that their party and nation live up to it. Here is a colorful, definitive account of their indelible accomplishment.

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Overview

A Civil War Monitor best book of 2020

A group biography of the activists who defended human rights and defined the Republican Party's greatest hour

In 1862, the ardent abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison summarized the events that were tearing apart the United States: "There is a war because there was a Republican Party. There was a Republican Party because there was an Abolition Party. There was an Abolition Party because there was Slavery."

Garrison's simple statement expresses the essential truths at the heart of LeeAnna Keith's When It Was Grand. Here is the full story, dramatically told, of the Radical Republicans--the champions of abolition who helped found a new political party and turn it toward the extirpation of slavery. Keith introduces us to the idealistic Massachusetts preachers and philanthropists, rugged Midwestern politicians, and African American activists who collaborated to protect escaped slaves from their captors, to create and defend black military regiments and win the contest for the soul of their party. Keith's fast-paced, deeply researched narrative gives us new perspective on figures ranging from Ralph Waldo Emerson and John Brown, to the gruff antislavery general John Fremont and his astute wife, Jessie Benton Fremont, and the radicals' sometime critic and sometime partner Abraham Lincoln.

In the 1850s and 1860s, a powerful faction of the Republican Party stood for a demanding ideal of racial justice--and insisted that their party and nation live up to it. Here is a colorful, definitive account of their indelible accomplishment.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780809080311
  • ISBN-10: 0809080311
  • Publisher: Hill & Wang
  • Publish Date: January 2020
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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