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William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred
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William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred

James Stewart

Abstract

William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879) was one of the most militant and uncompromising abolitionists in the United States. As the editor of the abolitionist paper Liberator and cofounder of the American Anti-Slavery Society, Garrison spent most of his life arguing against slavery on strictly moral grounds. This book reevaluates Garrison's legacy, his accomplishments, and his limitations. It reflects on his life as a political activist, an internationalist, an advocate of feminism, and more. It presents a new appraisal of one of America's most challenging, inspiring, and controversial historical fi ... More

Keywords: slavery, Liberator, abolitionist, American Anti-Slavery Society, moral grounds, political activist, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780300136586
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300136586.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Stewart, editor