Title: An Anti-Slavery Crusade: A Chronicle of the Gathering Storm
Author: Jesse Macy
About the Author:
Jesse Macy (June 21, 1842 – November 2, 1919), born into a family of Midwest abolitionists and a Quaker noncombatant during the Civil War, was an American political scientist and historian of the late 19th and early 20th century, specializing in the history of American political parties, party systems, and the Civil War. He spent most of his professional career at his alma mater, Grinnell College.
About the Book:
Jesse Macy grew up to become a respected historian and political scientist, and he brings his unusual perspective on slavery and abolition in America to this concise, clear-headed book. From an expurgated tidbit condemning slavery in an early draft of the Declaration of Independence to the particular power of women in the antislavery movement, this book is a brief but devastating argument about hypocrisy, democracy, and freedom in America in the mid-19th century.