Monday, January 18, 2010

African American History, January 8th

The Quakers were the first group to form a large abolitionist society called Society for the Promotion of the Abolition of Slavery. It was established because slavery went against their religious beliefs. In the early abolitionist movement there was only limited success because black and white abolitionists did not work together, there was economic consequences, ending slavery did not equate to equal rights, and most abolitionists lived in the North, far away from the slavery of the South. In conclusion, the abolitionist movement took elements of Second Great Awakening and the Benevolent Empire to establish the framework for a more biracial and wide-ranging antislavery movement.

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