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This colleciton assembles greater than 40 speeches, lectures, and essays severe to the abolitionist campaign, that includes writing through William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria baby, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Lane Seminary in Cincinnati and Oberlin College, also in Ohio, were two institutional targets of the Fugitive Slave Law, and despite this federal injunction, many workers continued to assist escaped slaves either into safe sanctuary in the North or into further escape into Canada. Finally, the abolitionists represented in this volume were opposed to the objectives of the American Colonization Society, which had been organized in 1817 with the goal of removing the Africans in America to Africa, specifically Liberia, over a gradual course of emancipation that would also include immediate deportation to Africa.
Once, during the opening moments of a lecture in London, an audience expressed hostile disbelief in his past as a chattel slave because his oratory and elocution were so powerful. ) Without speaking another word, Douglass promptly stripped off his shirt and turned his flayed back to the incredulous audience to show the scars of his floggings. The veracity of his testimony was authenticated by the exposure of his body as a textual testimony to his slave past. In this volume, the slave narrators are represented by Douglass, but none of his autobiographical writings are excerpted here because they deserve to be read in full and are readily available in paperback.
Finally, the abolitionists represented in this volume were opposed to the objectives of the American Colonization Society, which had been organized in 1817 with the goal of removing the Africans in America to Africa, specifically Liberia, over a gradual course of emancipation that would also include immediate deportation to Africa. The abolitionists opposed colonization for two primary reasons. First, it was clear from the outset that the “colonization societies” were all white, all male, and had no intention of consulting the victims of slavery themselves about their wishes concerning removal to Africa.
Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader (Penguin Classics) by Various, Mason Lowance