Woman who as a former slave and a prominent opponent of slaver and a powerful advocate of women's rights. She gave a famous speech in favor of women's rights known as the "Ain't I a Woman?" Speech.
One of the few Black leaders to take seriously the notion of mass re-colonization of Africa.
Former slave and well-known abolitionist. Author of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and publisher of The North Star, an abolitionist newspaper.
Agricultural method that uses large estates along with indentured servants or slaves to produce a cash crop. This was particularly prominent in the South with producing rice, tobacco, and (later) cotton. An imitation of the feudal system.
Most prevalent in the western counties of Virginia and eastern Tennessee (mountain whites) as well as in the steel-making regions of Alabama - areas that did not grow cotton.
Stono, Denmark Vesey, Nat Turner, etc... Slave rebellions were few and far between. They were violently repressed.
William Lloyd Garrison
Militant abolitionist. Publisher of The Liberator. Called on the North to secede from the South.
Elijah P. Lovejoy
Abolitionist newspaper editor and minister from southern Illinois. Printing press was destroyed four times. Killed by a mob in 1837. "The Martyr Abolitionist."
Militantly abolitionist weekly edited by William Lloyd Garrison from 1831-1835. Had a relatively small circulation but achieved national notoriety due to Garrison's strong arguments.
Rule that required all anti-slavery petitions in the House of Representatives to be tabled without debate. An attack against the right of petition. John Quincy Adams fought against the resolution for years.