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abolitionism

abolitionism  

A term associated with protest on grounds of inhumanity and a call for the abolition of slavery (see, for example, the arguments of William Wilberforce, 1759–1833). More recently extended to the ...
American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society

American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society  

The American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (AFASS) resulted from a schism in the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS). The conflict pitted those loyal to the radical Boston abolitionist William ...
American Anti-Slavery Society

American Anti-Slavery Society  

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) was founded in 1833 by a small group of radicals calling for the immediate abolition of slavery. The leading spirit was William Lloyd Garrison, whose ...
antislavery

antislavery  

Slavery was regarded in later 18th‐cent. Britain as essential to the exploitation of the West Indian colonies and there was strong opposition to any interference with the institution, particularly ...
Antislavery Movement

Antislavery Movement  

Frederick Douglass was perhaps the perfect embodiment of the American antislavery movement. As a young slave on a large Maryland plantation, he rebelled both physically and psychologically against ...
Charles B. Ray

Charles B. Ray  

(b. 25 December 1807; d. 15 August 1886), African American journalist, minister, reformer, and champion of black civil rights.Charles Bennett Ray was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts, to Joseph ...
disunionism

disunionism  

N.the doctrine, advocated before and during the Civil War, that the Union between the states should be dissolved.
Florence Settlement

Florence Settlement  

In New York during the late 1840s, Gerrit Smith, a wealthy abolitionist from Peterboro, Madison County, provided a rare opportunity for former slaves in Florence, an Oneida County village about ...
Frederick Douglass' Paper

Frederick Douglass' Paper  

Founded in June 1851 in Rochester, New York, by Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass' Paper evolved out of the merger of his first paper, the North Star, with the Liberty Party ...
Free-Soil Party

Free-Soil Party  

As sectional tensions over slavery increased following the Mexican War, both the Whig and Democratic parties experienced internal disputes. Antislavery members of both parties expressed ...
Gamaliel Bailey

Gamaliel Bailey  

(b. 3 December 1807; d. 5 June 1859), white antislavery journalist and political organizer.Gamaliel Bailey was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey. His father, Gamaliel Bailey Sr., was a ...
Garrisonian Abolitionists

Garrisonian Abolitionists  

Garrisonian abolitionists were distinctive from other opponents of slavery because of their more advanced positions on gender and racial equality. In addition, they championed a broad activist ...
George B. Vashon

George B. Vashon  

(1824–1878), essayist and poet.George Boyer Vashon was the first African American to graduate from Oberlin College and the first to become a lawyer in New York State. Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, ...
Gerrit Smith

Gerrit Smith  

(b. 6 March 1797; d. 24 February 1874), an abolitionist and land speculator.Among the most renowned American abolitionists, Gerrit Smith devoted his life and most of his great wealth ...
Henry Bibb

Henry Bibb  

(1815–1854), fugitive slave narrator and journalist.Henry Bibb is best known through his Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave, which was first published by Bibb ...
Henry Highland Garnet

Henry Highland Garnet  

(1815–1882), orator, minister, and abolitionist.An antislavery radical, Henry Highland Garnet is best known for “An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America” (1843), a speech delivered ...
James Gillespie Birney

James Gillespie Birney  

(b. 4 February 1792; d. 25 November 1857), abolitionist and two-time presidential candidate for the Liberty Party.James Gillespie Birney was born in Danville, Kentucky, to a slaveholding family. He ...
James Knox Polk

James Knox Polk  

(1795–1849)US Democratic statesman, 11th President of the USA (1845–49). His term of office resulted in major territorial additions to the USA: Texas was admitted to the Union in 1845, and the ...
James McCune Smith

James McCune Smith  

(b. 18 April 1813; d. 17 November 1865), black abolitionist and physician.James McCune Smith was born in New York City as the son of slaves; all that is known ...
Jermain Wesley Loguen

Jermain Wesley Loguen  

(b. c. 1812; d. 30 September 1872), abolitionist, educator, and preacher.Jermain “Jarm” Loguen was the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad in central New York during the antebellum ...

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