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A William Lloyd Garrison was the real thing in the sense that he was a professional radical Garrison was also one of the few white abolitionists who shouldered up to David Walker and actually published parts ofWalkers appeal in the Liberator in 1831 after Walkers death But Garrison becomes in some ways a kind of combination of a radical abolitionist and almost an anarchist Some of his doctrines like his doctrine of never joining political parties of urging his fellow abolitionists to not vote to not participate in the American republic because in Garrisons view the American Constitution was a covenant with death because it supported slavery Much of this doctrinaire approach by Garrison was difficult at times for other abolitionists to follow particularly black abolitionists Because to many black abolitionists the emergencies of their lives were daily affairs They had to become in some ways more practical abolitionists But what they had in Garrison now was a voice and a newspaper that was challenging the United States like nothing ever had before And Garrison developed a very important following among the free black population of the North One of Garrisons doctrines is what he called non-resistance he was a pacifist Uh he had roots in Quakerism And Garrison believed as hard as it is sometimes for us in the 20th century to fully understand this kind of outlook Garrison believed that through moral suasion as it was called at the time by an onslaught of persuasion that Southerners over time could be convinced of the sin of slave holding It was in many ways the project of the radical abolition movement of the 1830s led principally by William Lloyd Garrison to advance this idea of slave holding as sin It comes out of the evangelical tradition it comes out of the second Great Awakening it comes out of this Christian evangelical notion that if you can convert individuals to salvation you
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