Chapter 17. The South and the Slavery Controversy

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Dan Herber Ritter 2 Chapter 17 The South and the Slavery Controversy 1793 – 1860 I. Early Abolitionism The American Colonization Society was founded in order to transport Blacks back to Africa, some to the newly created Liberia Most slaves were native born African-Americans Charles Grandison Finney and Theodore Dwight Weld were early abolitionists II. Radical Abolitionism The Liberator was published by William Lloyd Garrison David Walker was a Black abolitionist, and advocated a blood to end white supremacy Frederick Douglass was the most important abolitionist, and he was an escaped slave He looked to politics to solve the slavery problem and back certain political parties Many abolitionists thought war was a reasonable price for emancipation III. The South Lashes Back Southerners began to talk about slavery as a positive good, and abolitionists came under fire
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Unformatted text preview: • Gave reasons why slavery was good: masters taught slaves religion, made them civilized, treated them well, and northern free Blacks were persecuted and harassed • Southern House members passed a “gag resolution” in 1836 requiring all antislavery appeals to be tabled not including debate, exciting the anger of northerners • A flood of Southern propaganda issued IV. The Abolitionist Impact in the North • For a while, abolitionists like the extreme Garrisonians were unpopular • The two were economically dependent of one another, but the South owed the North money • Many speeches provoked violence • Reverend Elijah P. Lovejoy, had his printing press destroyed four times and was killed by a mob in 1837; therefore, he became an abolitionist martyr. • The abolitionists started having an effect on the North around the 1850s...
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  • Slavery in the United States, William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Grandison Finney, Elijah P. Lovejoy, Dan Herber Ritter, early abolitionists

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