What abolitionist writings should I know about?
William Lloyd Garrison wrote The Liberator, an anti-slavery newspaper. He was not for equality, but was an abolitionist. Garrison was ahead of his time, but not well received in the North.The Slave Narrative of Frederick Douglass. Douglass was a free black who detailed his experience as a slave. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Stowe, the daughter of an abolitionist, wrote this book that detailed the horrors of slavery. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln said to her ... "So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war." The Impending Crisis of the South by Hinton Rowan Helper. Criticism of slavery that was banned in the South.The Grimké Sisters were early women reformers. In 1836, Angela Grimké wrote "An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South," in which she encouraged women to join the abolitionist cause.Not a total abolitionist society, but you need to know the American Colonization Society. It looked to return slaves to Africa, or the colony of Liberia. It was supported by people who ranged from abolitionists to Southerners nervous about the presence of free blacks.