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Radical Abolitionists vs. Political Reformers


Resolution: Proclaim Liberty now throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof! Slavery MUST BE BROKEN UP, not at some later day, not through political reform, but now through the moral realization that the slave is a man and a brother.
Abolition of Slavery: Secondary Sources
Research Advice: Search subject headings such as: Abolitionists; Anti-Slavery Movements; American Anti-Slavery Society; Liberty Party. Research personal names William Lloyd Garrison and James G. Birney under both author and subject headings. Especially recommended: Aileen Kraditor's Means and Ends in American Abolitionism (see abolition sources).
Relevant Course Texts
William Lloyd Garrison, Liberator First Editorial
William Lloyd Garrison, Peace Declaration

James G. Birney, View on the No-Government Party
William Lloyd Garrison, Reply to Birney
Constitution of the American Anti-Slavery Society
Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Society