Slavery and Abolition. When is evil so enormous, that it must be denounced, even at the risk of bloodshed and butchery?. “If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.” (Emerson, 1841). Characteristics of the Antebellum South.
When is evil so enormous, that it must be denounced, even at the risk of bloodshed and butchery?
The “Plain Folk”[white yeoman farmers]
Total US Population 23,000,000[9,250,000 in the South = 40%]
1816 American Colonization Society created (gradual, voluntary emancipation.
British Colonization Society symbol
Premiere issue January 1, 1831
1829Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World
Fight for freedom rather than wait to be set free by whites.
1845 The Narrative of the Life Of Frederick Douglass
1847 “The North Star”
1850 The Narrative of Sojourner Truth