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American anti-slavery society

is an acrostic for aas.


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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Google previewThe Colonization Herald and General Register (1839)

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 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition (2014)

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, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in American History (2015)

by Joyce Appleby, Eileen Chang, Neva Goodwin

The American Anti-Slavery Society was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1833. It was the result of a merger between a religious group in New York City led by Lewis Tappan and a Boston-based abolitionist group led by William Lloyd ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of African American History (2015)

by Jessie Carney Smith, Lean'tin Bracks, Linda T Wynn

The American Anti-Slavery Society was formed in Philadelphia in 1833, and after attending one of its meetings, the Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Coffin Mott formed the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society with the assistance of Elizabeth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Social Movements (2015)

by Immanuel Ness

the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833, they responded by creating the biracial Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society under the leadership of Lucretia Mott. Within a few years, both racially integrated and segregated female ...

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