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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- Fall '08
- Slavery in the United States, William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Grandison Finney, Elijah P. Lovejoy, Dan Herber Ritter, early abolitionists