Teed, Paul E. (2012) A revolutionary conscience :Theodore Parker and antebellum America Lanham, Md. : University Press of America,MLA Citation
Teed, Paul E. A Revolutionary Conscience: Theodore Parker And Antebellum America. Lanham, Md. : University Press Of America, 2012. Print.
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A revolutionary conscience : Theodore Parker and antebellum America /
Paul E. Teed.
|Author:||Teed, Paul E.|
|Published:||Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2012.|
|Topics:||Unitarian churches - United States - Clergy - Biography. | Antislavery movements - United States. | Abolitionists - United States - Biography. | Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860.|
|Physical Description:||xviii, 290 p. ; 23 cm.
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -284) and index.
|Summary:||Theodore Parker was one of the most controversial theologians and social activists in pre-Civil-War America. A vocal critic, of traditional Christian thought and a militant opponent of American slavery, he led a huge congregation of religious dissenters in the very heart of Boston, Massachusetts, during the 1840s and 1850s. This book argues that Parker's radical vision and contemporary appeal stemmed from his-abiding faith in the human conscience and in the principles of the American revolutionary tradition. A leading figure in Boston's resistance to the Fugitive Slave Law, Parker became a key supporter of John Brown's dramatic but ill-fated raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859. Propelled by a revolutionary conscience, Theodore Parker stood out as one of the most fearless religious reformers and social activists of his generation.