The abolitionist movement in nineteenth century America led directly to the end of slavery in the United States. The movement was deeply divided, however as abolitionists clashed with each other over methods, strategies, and tactics, as well as with proslavery opponents.This unique collection of more than twenty documents captures the deep ideological divisions within the abolitionist movement. It includes selections drawn from speeches, editorials, pamphlets, books, and fiction - some of which have never before been reprinted. includes both black and white, male and female abolitionists, including well known figures such as William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglas as well as lesser known names. Together these selections demonstrate the development and deep disputes within the anti-slavery movement in the years leading up to and including the Civil War.Thompson, C. Bradley is the author of 'Antislavery Political Writings, 1833-1860 A Reader' with ISBN 9780765604033 and ISBN 0765604035.