A brief discussion of the movement towards the abolition of slavery in the United States between 1830-1860.
A focus on the group of abolitionists called gradual abolitionists who felt that slavery was wrong and who urged that abolition proceed slowly so that details could be worked out, and so that the nation could decide to what degree freed blacks should participate in American life.
“Slavery was one of the most inexplicable, tragic, and unfortunate scars in American history. The abolitionist movement in the United States sought to eradicate slavery using a wide range of tactics and organizations. The antislavery movement mobilized many African Americans and some whites who sought to end the institution of slavery. Although both black and white abolitionists often worked together, the relationship between them was intricate. This paper analyzes and examines the viewpoints of gradual abolitionists.”