List of abolitionists

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This is a listing of notable opponents of slavery, often called abolitionists.

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Individuals[edit]

John Brown (1800-1859), abolitionist who advocated armed insurrection to overthrow the institution of slavery. He organized the Pottawatomie Massacre (1856) and was later executed for leading an unsuccessful 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
The future Viscountess Simon was knighted in 1933 for her efforts to combat remnants of chattel slavery in the British Empire.
William Wilberforce (1759-1833), leading English abolitionst, led Parliamentary campaign to abolish the slave trade. Campaigned for the end of slavery in British Empire, dying three days after hearing the passage of the Act through Parliament assured.
Harriet Jacobs was a former slave turned abolitionist who wrote the influential Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ ANTISLAVERY MOVEMENT AND THE JEWS, Max J. Kohler
  2. ^ Hart and Mary Leavitt House, Charlemont, Massachusetts, National Park Service Network to Freedom Sites, nps.gov
  3. ^ Roger Hooker and Keziah Leavitt House, Charlemont, Massachusetts, National Park Service Network to Freedom Sites, nps.gov
  4. ^ http://www.marxists.org/history/international/iwma/documents/1864/lincoln-letter.htm
  5. ^ Parerga and Paralipomena Volume 2, 125

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