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Pease, William H. 1924-

Works: 52 works in 127 publications in 1 language and 5,925 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about William H Pease
Most widely held works by William H Pease
The antislavery argument by William H Pease( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They who would be free : Blacks' search for freedom, 1830-1861 by Jane H Pease( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound with them in chains; a biographical history of the antislavery movement by Jane H Pease( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Blurb: American abolitionists found little upon which to agree beyond the single goal of the emancipation of slaves. To underscore this diversity, Jane and William Pease have presented the biographies of ten reformers, demonstrating the diversity of goals, motives, life styles, and insights of the antislavery leaders. These dissimilarities were mirrored in the anti-slavery societies, so that little was done in chorus. Yet the abolition movement itself was powerful; at first a part of the general reforming impulse of that era, it came to overshadow all other reforms. Each of the ten reformers was involved with the antislavery societies directly or indirectly. Each perceived himself as bound with the slaves, not by physical chains, but by the fact of slavery. Each had been born into post revolutionary America when freedom was a general expectation. The bonds that held them were varied: for many the bonds were those of conscience; others were bound by economic interests, political conditions, or social status. For Henry Garnet, a fugitive slave, slavery was to be feared; for Samuel Cornish, a free black, slavery was a possibility. It was a moral problem for Quaker Benjamin Lundy and Unitarian minister Samuel Joseph May. Hiram Wilson saw in fighting it a route to personal salvation. To Clay of Kentucky or Giddings of Ohio, slavery meant the economic enthrallment of his native state. Maria Chapman found it similar to the restrictions and bonds imposed upon women. Jane and William Pease differ with those who would see the abolitionist movement as a unitary reform, fairly static in its means. They demonstrate that it was a remarkably complex movement whose participants defined slavery in many ways and who chose to act, argue, and work according to their individual perceptions
Black Utopia : Negro communal experiments in America by William H Pease( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1972 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies, women & wenches : choice & constraint in antebellum Charleston & Boston by Jane H Pease( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The web of progress : private values and public styles in Boston and Charleston, 1828-1843 by William H Pease( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family of women : the Carolina Petigrus in peace and war by Jane H Pease( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The often-stereotyped belles and matrons of the nineteenth-century South emerge as diverse personalities in this account of three generations of women from a South Carolina family whose fate rose and fell with the fortunes of the state. Through vivid, interwoven life stories, the book offers a unique perspective on how these women conducted their lives, shared personal triumphs and defeats, endured the deprivations and despair of civil war, and experienced social revolution."--Jacket
The fugitive slave law and Anthony Burns : a problem in law enforcement by Jane H Pease( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Louis Petigru : southern conservative, southern dissenter by William H Pease( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first modern biography of James Louis Petigru (1789-1863), the dean of the South Carolina bar in the antebellum period and a major figure in the state's political and social development. As William H. Pease and Jane H. Pease explain Petigru the lawyer, the political persona, the private individual, and the family patriarch, they also illuminate the particulars of law practice in a nineteenth-century southern city and the processes of lawyering in the lower and appellate courts of both state and nation."--BOOK JACKET. "The theme to which the authors continually return is the ambiguity that characterized Petigru's life, for he embodied principles to which the North or the South, but rarely both regions, laid claim. Though loyal to his native South, Petigru was often critical of its politics and ambivalent about economics. Nonetheless, southerners prized his sense of honor, his idealism and personal independence, and his gracious dignity and patrician bearing. In the North, Petigru was venerated for his loyalty to Union, Constitution, and country."--BOOK JACKET. "This biography is replete with details about such aspects of Petigru's personal life as his rural upcountry childhood, his education, his marriage and friendships, and his financial travails stemming from disastrous land-speculation ventures. At the heart of the book, however, is the story of Petigru's political and legal career, which included service as South Carolina's attorney general and two terms as a state representative, and culminated in his codification of South Carolina law. Placing Petigru's frequent dissent from the political status quo in the context of South Carolina's radical sectionalism, the authors discuss such topics as Petigru's defense of Unionist interests during the nullification crisis and his work on the behalf of Northern clients against Confederate sequestration laws during the Civil War."--BOOK JACKET. "To this day, both conservative and liberal elements of southern politics claim Petigru as one of their own. Although Petigru represented wealthy heirs in probate cases as well as merchants and corporations in matters of debt or commercial law, he is also remembered as an advocate for the disadvantaged - among them, imprisoned paupers, free blacks facing reenslavement, and abused or defrauded women. Informing all aspects of his professional life were the premises that protection of property was fundamental to individual liberty and that the U.S. Constitution and the common law tradition provided the best assurance of justice"--BOOK JACKET
The Roman years of a South Carolina artist : Caroline Carson's letters home, 1872-1892 by Caroline Carson( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters written in the summer from Italian, Swiss, and German resorts depict not only the contrasting styles of wealthy American tourists and vacationing European aristocrats but the coastal and mountain scenery that is also pictured in the Carson paintings that are included in this volume."--Jacket
Political Power in Boston, Massachusetts and Charleston, South Carolina, 1828-1843 by Jane H Pease( )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examined public records from two major port cities on the east coast of the United States in order to understand how urban centers functioned in antebellum America. The history, culture, and inhabitants of both cities were examined to compare the mechanisms of urban decision-making as they related to national economic and political circumstances. Demographic information was collected on a broad spectrum of individuals from both cities to gather as complete a picture as possible of those who wielded influence or power in the decisions undertaken in Boston and Charleston in response to the economic conditions of the period from 1828 to 1843. Variables in the dataset include the names of individuals, their gender, marital status, occupation, residence, location of business, birth and death dates, place of birth and nationality, political affiliation, church membership, fire and militia company association, professional, religious and/or philanthropic interests, business and corporate affiliations, property holdings, educational experiences, and political offices served ... Cf.:
Uncle Tom and Clayton : Fact, Fiction, and Mystery by William H Pease( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Channing Gannett : a social biography by William H Pease( )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social philosophy of Bishop Samuel Fallows by William H Pease( )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two years a slave and forty years a freeman by Austin Steward( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born a slave in Virginia in 1793, Austin Steward escaped bondage, but his road to freedom did not involve the underground railroad or the use of disguises. Nor did he have to escape from slave catchers and bloodhounds. His story is important because of how he achieved his freedom and what he did with his later life. Transported in his youth to upper New York State by a master who fled business and gambling debts in the South, Steward won his freedom in 1815 because of New York's emancipation laws. Then, with the help of sympathetic white friends in Rochester during the 1820s, he became a prosperous merchant. In this revealing autobiography, Steward speaks briefly of his years in slavery: the long hours of drudgery, and the beatings his family endured. After his emancipation, his early concerns in the North were with is own security in a society unfriendly to African-Americans. When he achieved that security, he sacrificed it to aid fugitive slaves and supported a small Canadian community of Americans who had fled there to escape bondage. A poignant study of one man's attempt to overcome prejudice and to prepare other African-Americans for entrance into a predominantly white society, this book - essential reading for students of American and African-American history - also served as a petition for reform. It is invaluable for its descriptions of achievements among free blacks in pre-Civil war society."--Back cover
A new view of Nashoba by William H Pease( )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antislavery ambivalence : immediatism, expediency, race by William H Pease( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctrine and fellowship: William Channing Gannett and the Unitarian creedal issue by William H Pease( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane H. and William H. Pease papers( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection consists of research notes, computer print outs, photocopies, and microforms amassed and created by the Peases in working on numerous projects, some completed (Bound With Them in Chains, 1972; and They Who Would be Free, 1974) and some unfinished. Photocopied primary and printed materials document slaves and free blacks in Charleston, S.C., national abolition societies, disunion addresses, and pamphlets and writings from figures prominent in the abolition movement, including a memoir and other materials re abolitionist Samuel J. May, materials by and about Joshua R. Giddings, an antislavery congressman, and abolitionist Stephen S. Foster. The collection contains several feet of 4 inch by 6 inch paper cards abstracting information on Charleston slaves and free blacks, and abolitionists and their societies; with many bibliographic entries on these and other subjects as well. With a lengthy computer print out of a statistical database of Charleston free people of color (ca. 1830-40), with a code partially explaining the database and what various columns report. The microfilm reels include information re abolition societies and their activities (ca. 1820s-1860s), newspapers (ca. 1826-ca. 1868), correspondence of important abolitionist figures and various records from government and private sources re black labor and education during the Civil War, especially in the Port Royal region of S.C. Of note is the minute book of the Vigilant Committee of Philadelphia (1839-1844), an arm of the Vigilant Association that provided aid for runaway slaves. Also worthy of mention is the William F. Allen diary (1863-1865); Allen, a southern agent for the Freedmen's Aid Commission, describes his trip from New York to Port Royal, commenting on freedmen, the Union Army, and the War. With the partial papers of William F. King (ca. 1830s-1850s) an abolitionist minister and founder of Elgin Society and settlement in Canada for free blacks and slaves
Organized Negro communities : a North American experiment by William H Pease( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bound with them in chains; a biographical history of the antislavery movement
Alternative Names
Pease, William H.

Pease, William H. 1924-

Pease, William H. (William Henry), 1924-

Pease, William Henry 1924-

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Ladies, women & wenches : choice & constraint in antebellum Charleston & BostonA family of women : the Carolina Petigrus in peace and warJames Louis Petigru : southern conservative, southern dissenterThe Roman years of a South Carolina artist : Caroline Carson's letters home, 1872-1892