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Abolition Poison and Southern Antidotes

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780195118094
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199870936 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0017
Abolition Poison and Southern Antidotes

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This chapter details the broader southern reaction to the abolition mail and petition campaigns crafted by the American Anti-slavery Society. Spreading alarm and producing a call for unity and action, particularly in the lower South, the abolition mail campaign struck many whites in the South as nothing short of a terrorist attack on the region, and the mail and petition campaigns together left more white southerners than ever convinced that, at least on the point of abolition, the South had to meet its critics with one voice.

Keywords: American Anti-slavery Society; lower south; abolition; slavery; propaganda

Chapter.  12136 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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