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Abolitionist Movement

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abolitionist
someone who wanted to end slavery
Underground Railroad
network of paths and houses used by slaves to escape from slavery
Frederick Douglass
United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North (1817-1895)
Harriet Tubman
United States abolitionist born a slave on a plantation in Maryland and became a famous conductor on the Underground Railroad leading other slaves to freedom in the North (1820-1913)
Sojourner Truth
United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Author of the antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin
book written by Harriet Stowe that showed how awful the slave experience was
Quakers
religious group who settled Pennsylvania - very tolerant and nonviolent
John Brown
Well-known abolitionist. used violence to stop slavery immediately, involved in the Bleeding Kansas and the raid on Harper's Ferry. He was hanged for trying to end slavery by using violent tactics.
William Lloyd Garrison
Publisher of the Liberator, which was an abolitionist newspaper - favored Northern secession from the South