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Theodore Dwight Weld

(1803—1895)


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(1803–95),

Massachusetts reformer, was a disciple of Charles Stuart and himself the earliest and most influential of American Abolitionists. His speeches and campaigning in New York, Ohio, the Southern states, and elsewhere were largely responsible for consolidating antislavery feeling and for converting such later leaders as J. G. Birney, E. M. Stanton, Lyman Beecher, and the Grimké sisters. Harriet Beecher Stowe attributed the inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin to the tract American Slavery as It Is (1839), compiled by him and his wife Angelina Grimké.

Subjects: Literature — United States History.


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