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    • Slavery and
    • the Abolitionist Movement
    October 3, 2008
    • “ ... such is the horrible idea that I entertain respecting a life of servitude, that if I conceived of there being no possibility of my rising above the condition of servant, I would gladly hail death as a welcome messenger.”
            • Maria Stewart
    • ... this nation is rotten at the heart, and ... nothing but the most tremendous blows with the sledge-hammer of abolition truth, could ever have broken the false rest which we had taken up for ourselves on the very brink of ruin.
            • Angelina Grimke
    • “ Forced from home, and all its pleasures, Afric’s coast I left forlorn; To increase a stranger’s treasures, O’er the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, Paid my price in paltry gold; But, though theirs they have enroll’d me, Minds are never to be sold.”
            • William Cowper
  • Objectives:
    • Understand how slavery was in the United States
    • Define Abolitionist and Underground Railroad
    • Be knowledgeable about key figures of the abolitionist movement.
  • Slavery
    • Most slaves worked on plantations
    • Property = no rights under the law
    • Lived in terrible conditions
    • Often separated from families
  • Slavery
    • 200 slave uprisings in the U.S. between 1776 and 1869
    • Uprisings were one way to rebel, the other was escape, most along the…
  • Underground Railroad
    • Informal network of people aiding escaped slaves
      • Offered shelter/hiding, food, and directions to the next friendly spot
    • Harriet Tubman
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Cupboard with a secret compartment
  • Underground Railroad
    • Where did the term originate?
      • Thought to have originated in Ripley, Ohio shortly after the war of 1812 according to “His Promised Land”
      • Incident involving a runaway slave
  • Routes Different escape routes of Slaves. Notice all of the red in Ohio!
  • Routes
  • Abolitionist Movement
    • Abolitionist (name of someone wanting to abolish slavery) abolish = end
    • Mostly work of American women
  • Abolitionist Movement
    • Faced opposition from slave holders in the south
      • Attack on, “livelihood, way of life, and religion”
      • Economic argument
      • Job competition
  • Activity!
  • William Lloyd Garrison
  • Harriet Tubman
  • George Fitzhugh
  • Sarah and Angelina Grimke
  • Frederick Douglas
  • Works cited
    • (1996-2008). The underground railroad @ Retrieved September 30, 2008, from Natinoal Geographic Web site: (picture of secret hiding place)
    • (1996-2008). Underground railroad, history of slavery, picture, information. Retrieved November 9, 2008, from National Geographic Web site: (bronze picture of slaves working in the field)
    • (1999-2000). American experience, the time of the lincolns, slavery and freedom. Retrieved September 30, 2008, from PBS Web site: (picture of William Lloyd Garrison)
    • (2000). Retrieved September 30, 2008, from Web site: (map of national Underground Railroad routes)
    • (2003-2008). On the underground railroad by levi coffin. Retrieved September 30, 2008, from Legends of America - A Travel Site of the Nostalgic and Historic Minded Web site: (map of northern Underground Railroad routes)
    • (2008). Slavery research, find slavery articles, free online dictionary, encyclopedia, articles and pictures!. Retrieved September 30, 2008, from High-Beam Encyclopedia, Beta Web site: http:// (picture of slaves in chains)
    • (2008, November, 6). Uncle tom's cabin, wikipedia the free encyclopedia. Retrieved September 30, 2008, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Web site: http://'s_Cabin (picture of the cover Uncle Tom’s Cabin)
    • Article religion and slavery in the bible and african American slaver picture and civil war image photo pic. Retrieved September 30, 2008, from Strong Evidence of the Existence of God is the Crucifixion and Resurrection of the Jesus Christ Web site: (painting of a slave praying)
    • Ayers, E.L., Schulzinger, R.D., Teja, J.F. de la, Gray-White, D., (2007). American anthem, modern American history . New York, New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
    • Retrieved September 30, 2008, from Index of /~attjs/Postcolonial/Assets Web site: (picture of “pre-Civil War slaves)
    • Harriet tubman conductor of the underground railroad civil war. Retrieved September 30, 2008, from Web site: http:// (picture of harriet tubman)
    • United States History Development Team (1997). The civil war and reconstruction [kit] . Palo Alto, California: Teacher's Curriculum Institute.
  • Chart of Anti and Pro Slavery Advocates