A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Liberator, the

Liberator, the On 1 January 1831, at Boston, William Lloyd Garrison published the first issue of this weekly newspaper espousing abolitionism, and promised, “I am in earnest—I will not equivocate—I will not excuse—I will not retreat a single inch; and I will be heard!” The Liberator expressed the views of the radical wing of abolitionism, which advocated the disregarding of the rights of slaveowners under the US Constitution by giving immediate, uncompensated freedom to all slaves. Its paid subscribers never exceeded 3,000. It ceased publication on 29 December 1865, on the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Liberator, the," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed January 27, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=8DU184XTH46PYI7.

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