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List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi INTRODUCTION "Seeking the One Great Remedy" 1 CHAPTER ONE "I am too much engaged in Worldly pursuits": The Family Fortune 1 CHAPTER TWO "Humanity is before God as one man": Abolition and Association 29 CHAPTER THREE "Man's paramount duty is toward his race": A Reformer's Family 53 CHAPTER FOUR "Has not the President used a very sharp knife?": A War for Freedom 81 CHAPTER FIVE "All on his country's red altar he laid": Creating a Myth lol CHAPTER SIX "What shall the harvest be?": Reconstructing the South 129 CHAPTER SEVEN "What do the lives of our friends teach us?": Postwar Reformers 149 CHAPTER EIGHT "We must make land common property": The Last Great Remedy 167 Notes 181 Bibliography 207 Index 217Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Shaw, Francis George, 1809-1882, Abolitionists United States Biography, Social reformers United States Biography, Feminists United States Biography, Businessmen New England Biography, Antislavery movements United States History 19th century, Social movements United States History 19th century, Shaw family, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 African Americans, Reconstruction Social aspects