Abolitonism

is a movement to end slavery, whether formal or informal.

Abolitonism

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Abolitionism

Increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of abolition, Garrison would forever radicalize the movement in the 1830s by forming the American Anti-Slavery Society

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Abolitionist leaders included such figures as William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and William Lloyd Still.

Abolitionist

  • The abolitionist movement called for the end of the institution of slavery and had existed in one form or another since colonial times.
  • The movement gained new momentum in the early 19th century as many critics of slavery hardened their views and rejected their previous advocacy of gradualism (the slow and steady progress towards the goal of freedom for slaves) and colonization (finding land in Africa for former slaves).