So...William Lloyd Garrison thought the Const. was a compact with the devil and publically burnt a copy of the Const.What is your point. Some abolitionists did not want to remain in the Union with slaveholders.
Are any quotes from Garrison or Howe in "Apostles of Disunion"?
No, because the book did not focus on the North it focused on the secession commissioners of the south and what they said was the reason for secession.Plus, Garrison and Howe were not the policy makers in the government like the government appointed secession commissioners that went out to the slave states that had yet to secede.Come on Connie...pay closer attention.
Yes, an artificially narrowed focus. Advocating disunion is advocating disunion, regardless of who you are... and aboes in the north were some of the most influential people in their society.
You obviously have not read much about the abolitionist movement in the North. Most people did not like them and they were a small, yet vocal group that was not appointed by the national government.
should have said state governments...not national.
Yes, Corey, I've read enough about abolitionism to know that overtly, it was small and not an official government agency. However, some of the people in the movement were indeed prominent and influential -- Julia Ward Howe was one of them. So was her husband, Samuel Gridley Howe. Also William Lloyd Garrison, John Brown, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry Ward Beecher, Sarah Grimke, Harriet Tubmann, Sojourner Truth, Thaddeus Stevens and so forth. These were very influential people.
Connie, other than T. Stevens, none of the abolitionists comprare to the influence of the secession commissioners.
So, advocacy for disunion wasn't REALLY advocacy for disunion unless you reached a certain level of ... influence...
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