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This article about William Lloyd Garrison and the Struggle Against Slavery examine the northern antislavery crusade in the 1820's. Garrison was a journalistic crusader who advocated the immediate emancipation of all slaves and gained a national reputation for being one of the most radical of American abolitionists. It is said that at age thirteen he began his newspaper career with the Newburyport Herald, where he acquired great skills in both accuracy and speed. He also wrote anonymous articles, and at the age of twenty one began publishing his own newspaper known as the The Liberator. The newspaper's motto was, "Our country is the world. Our countrymen are mankind."For more than three decades, from the first issue of his weekly paper in 1831, until after the end of the Civil War in 1865 when the last issue was published, Garrison spoke out eloquently and passionately against slavery and for the rights of America's black slaves.