Chapter 15

Chapter 15: The Old South

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On what grounds did abolitionists oppose slavery?

Perhaps the most influential reform effort of the 19th century was abolitionism. It never attracted many followers; only two percent of northerners were abolitionists, and white southerners rejected the movement. Despite their small numbers, the abolitionists had a profound influence on the debate over slavery in the United States.


Choose from the following titles:

  1. William Lloyd Garrison: FROM First Issue of The Liberator (January 1, 1831).
  2. Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Society, William Lloyd Garrison (1833)
  3. Lydia Maria Child, An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans (1833)
  4. Theodore Weld's "Slavery As It Is" (1839)
  5. William Goodell, "Liberty and Slavery" (1853)
  6. "Am I Not a Man and a Brother" Emblem (1787)
  7. The Masthead from The Liberator
  8. Illustration "Suffering in the South" (n.d.)
  9. Anti-Slavery Advertisement (n.d.)
  10. Abolition, Fanaticism, and Freedom (1835)
  11. Anti-Abolition Broadside (1837)
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