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William Lloyd Garrison

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• Abolitionists

Definition: journalist who was a pioneering abolitionist. His newspaper The Liberator was very influential in gathering support for his cause. In 1832, he formed the first society for the immediate abolition of slavery. He distrusted the U.S. government because it permitted slavery but eventually approved of Lincoln's handling of the slavery question and of the Civil War.

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The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

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William Lloyd Garrison
Great PBS site devoted to the liberator.

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More details about the famous abolitionist.

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