“On the Constitution and the Union”

Source: William Lloyd Garrison, “The Great Crisis,” The Liberator, 52, 2 (December 29, 1832), 206–207.…

William Lloyd Garrison to Thomas Shipley

Esteemed friend Shipley: Not having been in Boston at the time your welcome epistle was…

Garrison’s Defense of His Positions

Let me define my positions, and at the same time challenge anyone to show wherein…

Editorial Regarding Walker’s Appeal

Believing, as we do, that men should never do evil that good may come; that…

Truisms

1. All men are born equal, and entitled to protection, excepting those whose skins are…

The War—Its Cause and Cure

Eighty-five years ago, the war-cry of "INDEPENDENCE" rang throughout all the American Colonies, and a…

To The Public

In the month of August, I issued proposals for publishing "THE LIBERATOR" in Washington city;…

The American Union

Tyrants of the old world! contemners of the rights of man! disbelievers in human freedom…

Southern Desperation

The election of the Republican candidate, Abraham Lincoln, to the Presidency of the United States,…

On the Constitution and the Union

There is much declamation about the sacredness of the compact which was formed between the…

John Brown and the Principle of Nonresistance

A word upon the subject of Peace. I am a non-resistant--a believer in the inviolability…

Dred Scott and Disunion

We are here to enter our indignant protest against the Dred Scott decision-against the infamous…

Disunion

We are asked, "How is the dissolution of the Union to be effected? Give us…

Defense of Lincoln

Grant that there are many sad things to look in the face; grant that the…

American Anti-Slavery Society, Declaration of Sentiments

Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Convention, Selections from the Writings of W. L.…

Declaration of Sentiments Adopted by the Peace Convention

ASSEMBLED in Convention, from various sections of the American Union, for the promotion of peace…

Address to the Slaves of the United States

Take courage! Be filled with hope and comfort! Your redemption draws nigh, for the Lord…

Address to the Colonization Society

It is natural that the return of a day which established the liberties of a…

Letter on the Mexican-American War

My dear Webb, Many thanks for your interesting letter to Francis Jackson, detailing your observations…

Constitution of the American Anti-Slavery Society

Whereas the Most High God "hath made of one blood all nations of men to…