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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195167771
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780195386479
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial
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Ableman v. Booth (Sherman Booth Case)

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The court case of Ableman v. Booth stemmed from the capture of a fugitive slave named Joshua Glover just outside

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Abolitionism

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

[This entry contains three subentries dealing with abolitionism from the late seventeenth century through the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment

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Accommodationism

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

As African Americans fought racial prejudice in the United States following the Civil War, some black leaders proposed a strategy

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Acculturation

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The acculturation of newly arrived enslaved Africans to the New World involved the interaction between Europeans and Africans. In this

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Adams, John (1735 - 1826), Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Diplomat, U.S. President, U.S. Vice President

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January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

John Adams was born in Massachusetts in 1735 and grew up in relatively humble circumstances. After graduating from Harvard, he

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Adams, John Quincy (1767 - 1848), Civil Rights Activist, Newspaper Editor / Publisher, Political Activist

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January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Toward the end of his long life, the congressman John Quincy Adams (1767 1848), son of John and Abigail Adams,

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Africa, Idea of

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The idea of Africa changed dramatically from antiquity to the era of European exploration and colonization; European and African views

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African Americans and the West

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The black businessmen William Alexander Leidesdorff and Andres Pico were both born in 1810 with something the abolitionist Frederick Douglass

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African Diaspora

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with the African diaspora, from the origins of slave trade through nineteenth-century America. The

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African Grove Theater

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The African Grove Theater, also known as the American Theater and the African Theater, entertained black and white New Yorkers

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African Methodist Episcopal Church

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, from its founding in the mid-eighteenth century through

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African Union Methodism

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

African Union Methodism originated in 1813 in Wilmington, Delaware, as one of several independent black Protestant denominations established in the

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Africanisms

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Africanisms refer to African cultural and linguistic practices that survived the passage across the Atlantic Ocean, including language, music, dance,

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Aldridge, Ira Frederick (1807 - 1867), Stage / Screen Actor

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Ira Frederick Aldridge was the son of Daniel Aldridge, a minister, and Lurona (maiden name unknown). Born in New York

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Allen, Richard (1760 - 1831), Slave, African Methodist Episcopal Bishop

Scott A. Miltenberger.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

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(b. 14 February 1760; d. 26 March 1831), African American religious leader, founder of the African Methodist

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Allen, William G. (born 1820), Abolitionist

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

William G. Allen was born in Virginia. In his autobiographical pamphlet The American Prejudice against Color: An Authentic Narrative, Showing

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American Abolition Society

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The American Abolition Society (AAS) was organized in 1855. It stemmed from the New York City Abolition Society, which had

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American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

The American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (AFASS) resulted from a schism in the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS). The conflict pitted

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American Anti-Slavery Society

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

In the 1830s some Americans took a bold and uncompromising stand on the issue of slavery, demanding its immediate abolition

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American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

Founded in 1810 by Congregational ministers from Massachusetts during the Second Great Awakening to send missionaries both abroad and to

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