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Abolitionists Influence On Political Life

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although historians debate the extent of the abolitionists ' influence on the nation 's political life after 1840, their impact on northern culture and society is undeniable. As speakers, Frederick Douglas, Wendell Phillips, and Lucy Stone in particular became extremely well known. In poppulart literature the poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier and James Russell Lowell circulated widely, as did the autobiographies of fugitive slaves such as
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