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Slavery in the U. S. resulted from economic forces and a desire for union of all  colonies at the expense of compromise over slavery. Even with opposition to slavery  among whites, African Americans, and women, slavery persisted and required a Civil  War for its ultimate abolition. The pre Civil War abolition movement gained momentum  with the early writings of William Lloyd Garrison, whose newspaper  The Liberator inspired others to preach and write against slavery. Two African American leaders, Nat  Turner, a violent revolutionary, and Frederick Douglass, a thoughtful, educated,  persuasive speaker and writer, both influenced the abolitionist movement. Ultimately,  Frederick Douglass, because of the long lasting influence of his writings, his work, and  his perseverance stands out as a more significant historical figure than Nat Turner.  From the earliest days in United States history, slavery was a controversial issue,  and many people both supported and opposed slavery.  Antislavery societies were formed  and finally the slave trade was abolished in America in 1808 (“Abolition” 1).   One of the  American abolitionists was William Lloyd Garrison, a white man, who wrote and  preached against the evils of slavery.  In 1831, Garrison began publishing an n newspaper  dedicated to the abolition of slavery called  The Liberator  (Emory 45).  His writings  helped spur the abolition movement. Nat Turner read Garrison’s newspaper and reacted  with violence. Frederick Douglass read Garrison’s articles, and reacted with sermons,  writings, and work to abolish slavery.  1
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Nat Turner was born October 2 nd  1800 in South Hampton, Virginia. Turner’s mother and  grandmother had a uniquely strong hatred for slavery, which Turner soon shared. He was 
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