American anti-slavery society
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The American Anti-Slavery Society was an abolitionist society founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, was a key leader of this society and often spoke at its meetings as well. William Wells Brown was a freed slave who often spoke at meetings. By 1838, the society had 1,350 local chapters with around 250,000 members.
- written works: "Proceedings of the American Anti-slavery Society", "Declaration of the National anti-slavery convention", "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 4 of 4", "The constitution of the American Anti-Slavery Society", "The Fugitive Slave Law and Its Victims", "American Slavery as It Is"
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For the present we simply state, what we suppose will not be contradicted, that the American Anti-Slavery Society is a permanent body, in distinction from those popular assemblages or conventions, which are customarily held in this country for ...
by Martin A. Klein
AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY (AASS). Founded in Philadelphia in December 1833, the American Anti-Slavery Society brought together a number of abolitionist organizations. Led by Arthur and Lewis Tappan, New York businessmen, ...
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