William Lloyd Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison, circa 1870 William Lloyd Garrison (December , 1805 – May 24, 1879), who signed and printed his name Wm. Lloyd Garrison, was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer. He is best known for his widely-read anti-slavery newspaper ''The Liberator'', which he founded in 1831 and published in Boston until slavery in the United States was abolished by Constitutional amendment in 1865. He was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and promoted immediate, as opposed to gradual, emancipation of slaves in the United States.

"The source of Garrison's power was the Bible. From his earliest days he read the Bible constantly, and prayed constantly. It was with this fire that he started his conflagration. ...So also, a prejudice against all fixed forms of worship, against the authority of human government, against every binding of the spirit into conformity with human law, — all these things grew up in Garrison's mind out of his Bible reading."

Garrison was not an abolitionist who became a publisher, but a printer who became an abolitionist. Garrison was a typesetter and could run a printing shop; he wrote his editorials in ''The Liberator'' while setting them in type, without first writing them out on paper. This helped assure the viability of ''The Liberator'', and also that it contained exactly what Garrison wanted, as he did not have to deal with any outsiders to produce his paper, except his partner Knapp, with whom he eventually had a falling-out. Like the other major abolitionist printer-publisher, the martyred Elijah Lovejoy, a price was on his head; he was burned in effigy and a gallows was erected in front of his Boston office. And while he was relatively safe in Boston, at one point he had to be smuggled onto a ship to escape to England, where he remained for a year.

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Garrison also emerged as a leading advocate of women's rights, which prompted a split in the abolitionist community. In the 1870s, Garrison became a prominent voice for the women's suffrage movement. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Garrison, William Lloyd
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by Garrison, William Lloyd
Published 1834
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by Garrison, William Lloyd
Published 1839
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by Douglass, Frederick
Published 1845
Published at the Anti-slavery Office
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by Douglass, Frederick
Published 1846
Webb and Chapman
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by Thompson, George
Published 1840
W. and R. Adams
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by Thompson, George
Published 1836
I. Knapp
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by Bacon, Leonard
Published 1833
A.H. Maltby
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