By Jeremy Gronemus
United groups of like-minded individuals to fight slavery as a group
Newspapers were used to spread their ideas
Created children books about slavery in hopes to raise a future generation of abolitionist
Achievements Of the Abolisnist
- In 1787 Congress had banned slavery in the Northwest Territory
Large numbers of slaveholders in the Southern states of Maryland and Virginia freed their slaves.
- In 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe published Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a forceful indictment of slavery. The book quickly became one of the most popular works of the time, and it was important in spreading antislavery sentiment in the North.
- Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863, which declared the freedom of slaves within the bounds of the Confederacy.