Comparing William Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator And Debow

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Antebellum and Postbellum America was very much shaped and influenced by the premiere discourse of thought: abolitionism versus pro-slavery. While the country was divided into a sectional debate over slavery, two of the most influential periodicals were large at work: William Lloyd Garrison’s The Liberator and James DeBow’s DeBow’s Review. A voice for the South and pro-slavery, DeBow served as an advocate for the South and it’s independence from the North and abolitionist ways of thought. While DeBow crafted his arguments for slavery and Southern independence in a cohesive manner, the work of William Lloyd Garrison in The Liberator stands alone. In his work as an abolitionist, Garrison not only used his intellectual reasoning to defend anti-slavery …show more content…
Garrison proved himself to be a journalistic crusader, advocating for immediate emancipation and arguing against slavery, saying in The Liberator Volume I, “While our Declaration of Independence boldly proclaims as self-evident truths, ‘that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,’ -at the very seat of government human beings are born, almost daily, whom the laws pronounce to be from their birth, not equal to other men…”He quickly gained a national reputation for being one of the most radical American abolitionists, known for his use of pathos and expository language. ("William Lloyd Garrison 's The Liberator." Accessible Archives Inc. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2016.) This can be shown through Garrison’s “Address to the slaves of the United States” published in the Liberator Vol. XIII on June 2, 1843. Garrison …show more content…
The North and the works of the Liberator both opposed slavery and heavily shaped the rhetoric of The Civil War. ("The American Civil War: A North-South Divide." The American Civil War: A North-South Divide. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2016.) Northern popular culture depicted Southerners as immoral monsters and brutal, cruel oppressors while abolitionists were depicted as friends and heroes to

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