Positive And Negative Effects Of The Antislavery Movement

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The antislavery movement started in 1829 when a free black man named David Walker, whose father had been a slave, published a pamphlet titled “An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World.” This pamphlet is also known as David Walker's Appeal. This pamphlet was very radical and in this pamphlet, Walker warned that in the near future if enslaved people were not given their freedom, they would resort to brutal and violent forces. This created backlash from both sides of the argument; While antislavery advocates were worried that this pamphlet would ruin their movement by making white people more afraid of slaves becoming free, pro slavery advocates were outraged at the thought of a potential rebellion. This led to the beginning of the acknowledgment …show more content…

He was a social reformer that created “The Liberator,” which was, at the time, the most popular antislavery newspaper. In the newspaper Garrison urged antislavery activists to help fight for the abolitionist movement. He even used a strategy called “moral suasion” to persuade slave owners to release their slaves due to their Christian beliefs. This movement eventually grew to thousands of people fighting for a similar cause. Moving forward, the Women’s Rights Movement of the 19th century was a significant and imperative movement that fought for gender equality. However, although its intentions were good, it had a negative effect on the antislavery movement. Because there was divided attention and the abolitionist movement did not have much women support, the progress of slaves gaining their freedom was …show more content…

Instead of women contributing to meetings and organizing events to help the abolishment cause, they were busy fighting for something else. Miss Susan B. Anthony argued, “If intelligence, justice, and morality are to have precedence in the Government, let the question of woman be brought up first and that of the nergo last.” This action of suppressing another social issue down just as each movement did made it to where both movements were not getting the recognition they needed. Because slavery is such a universal thing, it makes sense that it would take the whole world as a united front to finally put an end to slavery. While both movements shared a common goal of social justice, the focus on women's rights often overshadowed the fight against

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