Anti-slavery broadsides, c. 1850 Anti-slavery broadsides, c. 1850
  Abolitionists believed that moral and religious persuasion would convince slaveholders and Northerners that slavery should be eliminated from America.

William Lloyd Garrison, founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and Frederick Douglass, editor and former slave, were among many prominent abolitionists who wrote and lectured against the "peculiar institution."

The motto, "No Union With Slaveholders" conveyed the beliefs of the Garrisonian faction of abolitionists, who believed that the North should have seceded from the Union because the U.S. Constitution permitted slavery.
Anti-slavery broadsides, c. 1850

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