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William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred$
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James Stewart

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780300136586

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300136586.001.0001

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“And There Shall Be No More Sea”: William Lloyd Garrison and the Transatlantic Abolitionist Movement

“And There Shall Be No More Sea”: William Lloyd Garrison and the Transatlantic Abolitionist Movement

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William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred
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Richard J. M. Blackett

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300136586.003.0002

William Lloyd Garrison and George Thompson, the British abolitionist, played central roles in the fight to win freedom for slaves in the United States. For more than three decades, they struggled to hold the transatlantic abolitionist movement together, crisscrossing the Atlantic in an attempt to influence public opinion in favor of abolition. This chapter looks at Garrison's lifelong campaign to abolish slavery in America. It considers the activities of Garrison and his allies and shows how doctrines of religious perfectionism contributed to the creation of a truly effective Anglo-American abolitionist alliance. It also examines how Garrison's efforts significantly expanded the horizons of American abolitionists, convinced Britain to support the Union during the Civil War, and stimulated the internationalization of humanitarian concern. Despite the prominence of Frederick Douglass, Garrison became the preeminent figure in the transatlantic abolitionist movement.

Keywords:   slavery, William Lloyd Garrison, George Thompson, abolitionist movement, Atlantic, America, religious perfectionism, Britain, Civil War

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