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This colleciton assembles greater than 40 speeches, lectures, and essays serious to the abolitionist campaign, that includes writing by means of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria baby, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Phillips’s speeches were “passionate and eloquent,” and “caught the imagination of his audience,” according to the Dictionary of American Biography. At age twenty-six, like his colleague Garrison, Phillips had found his calling. He became an ally of Garrison and often wrote for The Liberator. He “followed Garrison in his refusal to link Abolitionism with the program of any political party and like Garrison, he condemned the Constitution of the United States because of its compromise with the slavery issue” (Dictionary of American Biography).
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Thus it is critical to distinguish between the broad phrase “anti-slavery movement” and the specific intellectual and political crusade of the abolitionists between 1830 and 1865, when the institution of slavery was officially ended in the United States through the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution. “Antislavery” is a sweeping phrase that refers to those individuals and groups who opposed the enslavement of human beings as chattel property, especially during the period 1776-1865, while the United States government officially sanctioned slavery despite the protestations of its charter documents.