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A movement ignites an explosive era
Began as an evangelical Christian movement. Garrison founded the newspaper: “ The Liberator” in Demanded the immediate abolition of slavery without compensation to slaveholders.
“I will not retreat a single inch—AND I WILL BE HEARD.” Garrison Assailed the Constitution as “a covenant with death and an agreement with Hell.”
Prong I: Appeal to religious Americans. “Bible Against Slavery” “American Slavery as it is. Testimony of 1000 witnesses”. Printing advancements?
Prong II: help liberate African Americans from Slavery. The Underground Railroad. Frederick Douglass Harriet Tubman 1000 freed annually Fugitive Slave Law
10% Abolitionist 20% sympathetic to Abolitionist cause Segregated abolitionist meeting Most not in favor? Why? Result? Elijah Lovejoy and others.
Prong III: appeal to state and national legislators. Petitions with 500,000 signatures were common. Aboltionist groups grew to 2000 from 200. Henry David Thoreau
Andrew Jackson ordered the US Congress to prohibit Abolitionist mail in Georgia's legislature sponsored a bill with a $ reward to anyone who would kindap Garrison!
Congress agreed in 1844 not to talk about Slavery. Why? Until…1849 David Wilmot
Life and times Break with Garrison over “union with slaveholders” Can’t abandon slaves. Profile in Courage