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Boston (MA) Liberator, "To The Public," January 1, 1831

This article from the Northern abolitionist paper Liberator is an address to the public by the paper's editing founder, William Lloyd Garrison, avowing Garrison's support for the freedom of all slaves and his willingness to fight for it. First published in January of 1831, Garrison's Liberator was christened with this editorial, a rallying cry for Garrison's cause. The Liberator gave Garrison wide national attention than had other editorial ventures, and established him as a firm, and radical, abolitionist. Garrison's thought influenced the Northern abolition movement extensively, resulting even in pro-Garrison and anti-Garrison abolitionist factions. (By Brendan Boston)


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