Characteristics Of Abolitionists

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Later on, abolitionists began to coin the phrase “immediate emancipation” for the slaves. People, such as William Lloyd Garrison of Massachusetts, knew that this was unrealistic, and thought the direct renouncement of the action of owning slaves was more realistic (p. 80). The most straightforward acts of abolitionism were made by African Americans themselves. Former slaves such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth were some of the greatest abolitionists because they knew how harsh the institution
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