Anti-Abolitionist

"...[Abolitionist] proceedings will result in no good, but much evil; that their direct and obvious tendency is to agitate and alarm the people of the slave States; endanger their peace and security, if not expose them to the evils and horrors of insurrection, massacre and a servile war" - A Declaration of the Sentiments of the People of Hartford, 1835
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Anti-Abolitionists Burning the Pennsylvania Hall, 1838

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"Abolitionist, whether successful or not, is injurious to the slaves. It scatters discontent, and therefore unhappiness among them in their present state; it increases their insubordination, and thus subjects them to severer usage: should it free them from bondage, it would at the same time free their masters from the care of providing for them, and leave them an improvident class unprovided for, to suffer in rags and starvation, or under crime and its effects." - S.Trott, 1842
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Pro-Slavery Cartoon, 1850

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"One among the most mischievous consequences of modern Abolition, is that it certainly tends to excite the most injurious prejudices, heart burnings and jealousies of the South against the North, and the North against the South." - Unknown, 1842
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Pro-Slavery Propaganda, 1852

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"The spirit of abolitionism is the spirit of the devil cloaked under the garb of love and philanthropy!" - Unknown, 1842