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Lincoln's Cabinet: William Lloyd Garrison

Political Science and Lincoln Junkies, rejoice! A treasure trove of information awaits you.



In 1831, Garrison founded The Liberator, a militant abolitionist newspaper that was the country’s first publication to demand an immediate end to slavery. On the front page of the first issue, he defiantly declared: “I will not equivocate--I will not excuse--I will not retreat a single inch--AND I WILL BE HEARD.” Incensed by Garrison’s proclamation, the state of Georgia offered a $5,000 reward to anyone who brought him to the state for trial. - source: Digital History

Sample Primary Resources

  1. Letters of William Lloyd Garrison to John B. Vashon. William Lloyd Garrison, author. The Journal of Negro History Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan., 1927) (pp. 33-40)

Peer reviewed articles (JSTOR)

Below is a selection of peer reviewed articles avialable in JSTOR.

  1. William Lloyd Garrison and the "Pro-Slavery Priesthood": The Changing Beliefs of An Evangelical Reformer, 1830-1840 William L. van Deburg Page 224 of 224-237

  2. William Lloyd Garrison: The Undisputed Master of the Cause of Negro Liberation.Henry Mayer The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education No. 23 (Spring, 1999) (pp. 105-109)