What was abolitionism and what impact did it have on slavery?
The abolitionist movement was an organized effort to end the practice of slavery in the United States. The divisiveness and animosity fueled by the movement, along with other factors, led to the Civil War and ultimately the end of slavery in America.
What did Catharine Beecher do?
A member of a prominent activist and religious family, Catharine Esther Beecher was a nineteenth century teacher and writer who promoted equal access to education for women and advocated for their roles as teachers and mothers.
What was the cause of the abolition of slavery?
The Industrial Revolution and advances and improvements in agriculture were benefiting the British economy. Since profits were the main cause of starting a trade, it has been suggested, a decline of profits must have brought about abolition because: The slave trade ceased to be profitable.
Who was the leader of the abolitionist movement?
Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, and Angelina Grimké all imagined a nation without slavery and worked to make it happen. This clip introduces William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879), a leader in the antislavery movement for thirty years.