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British abolitionism and the question of moral progress in history / edited by Donald A. Yerxa
Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  HT1162 .B72 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Antislavery movements -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Great Britain
Progress -- Moral and ethical aspects
Moral conditions
Ethics -- History
Physical Description vi, 286 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: historians, moral progress, and the limits of history / Donald A. Yerxa -- Slavery, emancipation, and progress / David Brion Davis -- Suppressing the slave trade / Jeremy Black -- Popular evangelicalism and the shaping of British moral sensibilities, 1770-1840 / Davide Hempton -- Slavery, antislavery, and moral progress: a comparative historical perspective / Lamin Sanneh -- The recent historiography of British abolitionism: academic scholarship, popular history, and the broader reading public / Eric Arnesen -- The lessons of history: generalizations, traditions, and inspirations / C. Behan McCullagh -- Science, religion, and modernity: early modern science and the idea of moral progress / Peter Harrison -- Is there moral progress in history? The old Kantian question raised yet again / Allan Megill -- A long-term economic perspective on recent human progress / Gary M. Walton -- Reflections on religion, historical progress, and professional historians / Bruce Kuklick -- Revisiting the idea of progress in history: the perspectives of Herbert Butterfield, Christopher Dawson, and Reinhold Niebuhr / Wilfred M. McClay -- American liberal protestantism and the concept of progress, 1870-1930 / Jon H. Roberts -- Theologically conservative Christianity and moral progress: the problem of correlation / George M. Marsden -- Afterword: Cultural change--the biggest question for historians / Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Alternate Author Yerxa, Donald A., 1950-

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