Abolitionism in the United States was the movement before and during the
American Civil War .... This number was more slaves than any single American
had freed before or ... Although some abolitioni...
African slavery began in North America in 1619 at Jamestown, Virginia. ... The
institution existed because it was “God's will,” a Christian duty to lift the ... had to
convince many, in all sections of the country, that Negroes, the term used ... Yet,
even many people among the abolitionists did not believe the two races were
By starting a tradition of action for social and political change ... What impact did
the elevator invention have on American history? ... The slave states had become
dependent on slave labor long before the United States was formed. ... He
impacted on American history because he helped get rid of slavery and also
On the eve of the American Revolution, slavery was recognized and ... Williams's
"decline thesis" remains a subject of ongoing historical inquiry. .... The American
Revolution also had a vital impact on British abolitionism because ... More
significant, certainly in the long term, were the links that British abolitionists ...
The African Americans - Many Rivers to Cross - with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ... For
any given event in history we can find a cause, and an effect – oftentimes several
... Frederick Douglass, had a major impact on the national abolition movement. ...
of long-term events, such as desegregation and the Civil Rights movement in ...
In 1838, the American Anti-Slavery Society was formed to unify abolitionists from
the West, ... Many Northerners, and indeed many Southerners too, had long
believed that ... Because of their calls for immediate emancipation and an end to
racial ... of the women's movement, primarily through its impact on individual
The central term in our political vocabulary, freedom—or liberty, with which it is
almost always ... Rather, it has been the subject of persistent conflict in American
history. .... Abolitionists pioneered the idea of a national citizenship whose
members ... The long contest over slavery gave new meaning to personal liberty,
African Americans have a long, eventful history and a rich culture that fascinates
.... or because of their oppression and the price they paid - had an impact on the
world that .... The slaves did not always merely accept their fate and in many
ways (e.g. ... The desire to abolish slavery became known as the abolition
During the war, black and white abolitionists, Radical Republicans in ... Even
Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of her people” who had helped hundreds of slaves
escape, did ... in its dying days came too late to have any effect on the result of
the war. ... In endorsing partial black suffrage, Lincoln had traveled a long way
from his .....
Abraham Lincoln immortalized himself in American history by the role that he
played ... he arrived at this distinction only after a long career of opposition to
abolitionism. ... clear, the Great Emancipator legend has had a decidedly
distorting effect on our ... If slavery did not now exist amongst them, they would
not introduce it.