28) With publication of his book The Slave Trade and Its Remedy in 1839-40, Thomas Fowell Buxton gave the antislavery movement
new energy by proposing that the way ultimately to rid the world of slavery was to drive out this evil trade by introducing legitimate commerce.
31) "Letter to Theodore Dwight Weld and John Greenleaf Whittier," Document 28, Kathryn Kish Sklar, Women's Rights Emerges with the Antislavery Movement
1830-1870: A Brief History with Documents (Boston and New York: Bedford/St.
39) Julie Roy Jeffrey, The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement
(Chapel Hill: North Carolina, 1998), 64.
But she succeeds admirably at fleshing out what may be a vague impression of the roles of rank and file women in the antislavery movement
Now, quick cut back to England, where the antislavery movement
is becoming better organized under the largely Quaker Committee of Six and the peripatetic Thomas Clarkson, reinforced by such figures as William Wilberforce, Josiah Wedgwood, and the author Olaudah Equiano, a sailor, adventurer, and former slave of uncertain origins--and himself the subject of a recent well-received biography by Vincent Carretta.
Beginning with the antislavery movement
in the early 1840s, noted Richardson, persistent third-party agitation has led to some of the most profound changes in our nation's history.
12) Many men who previously had been outspoken opponents of the antislavery movement
were in attendance at the meeting as well.
Against this, the antislavery movement
is but "dust in the balance": "here is the anti-slave: here is man: and if you have man, black or white is an insignificance.
The emotional and thematic core of the book, and approximately half of its contents, describe the attempts by northern mobs and southern legislatures to silence the antislavery movement
Women's Rights Emerges Within the Antislavery Movement
For a variety of reasons, an ability to argue scientifically was de rigeur for Americans who wished to enter the major polemics of the antebellum period, and the antislavery movement
proved fairly adept at strengthening its traditional arguments through the incorporation of scientific language and thought.
Later, tourists will explore the Smith family estate in Peterboro--a safe haven for slaves on their way to Canada and a financial and intellectual center of the antislavery movement