About the Abolitionists
Welcome to our collection of biographical and genealogical sketches of those individuals who championed the abolition of slavery in the United States.
It is important to understand the social, political and economic conditions of the times in which our ancestors lived. If we place them in the proper historical context -- their milieu, as it were, we establish a mental picture of the climate. We therefore can more effectively begin to think about what kind of records to seek and where to look for them.
Here you will find information about the lives of the more important abolitionists. By no means were these the only people who spoke up and exercised their convictions. Rather, these are the more visible and documented individuals.
Through reading these sketches and studying the history of the time, we hope you will become more "in tune" with the times in which our ancestors lived. We also hope that this exercise proves to be for you both an educational experience and a foundation for the effective seeking of coroborative genealogical documentation.
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