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