To The Public By Angelina Grimke And William Lloyd Garrison

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Corey Hobensack Slavery Paper

In both documents, authors Angelina Grimke and William Lloyd Garrison, are both reformers with slavery. Garrison explains his anti slavery opinion in the newspaper The Liberator as Grimke explains hers in a speech. In garrison’s article, “To the Public,” he purposely toured to excite the minds of people by his series of discoveries on the subject of slavery. He was given fresh evidence of the fact from every place he visited that a greater revolution in public settlement was to be effected in the free states. He found particularly in New England, prejudice more stubborn, more active opposition, apathy more frozen, more relentless detraction, and contempt more bitter. In Grimke’s speech at Pennsylvania
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People who would come down to visit the south for whatever reason never experienced the dark side of slavery. For some people who would get tours of the plantation, the slave owners wouldn’t show them the huts in which they burrow. Nor would they have the chance to witness the cruelty of slavery. In the end, the southerner visitors would go home with nothing but the positive experiences and praises among themselves of the generosity they received of visiting. The corruption of the southern slavery angered people like Angelina Grimke and others. The North was so reformed that excusing the holding of men as property was not worth the risk of reputation. In The Liberator, Garrison states the standard of emancipation has been unfurled and wants it to float around unhurt by desperate foes and time exploitations until the freeing of every bondman. He wants to see the trembling of northern apologists, southern oppressors, enemies of the persecuted blacks, and secret abettors. Garrison’s original Prospectus publication gathered a wide circulation. The relation of that publication and The Liberator, is he does not want to be arrayed as the political partisan of any man. He wishes to …show more content…
While Grimke was in the South she was depressed over the system of slavery. But nobody expressed sympathy about her feelings toward it nor felt there was nobody attempting to do anything to deliver the oppressed. There were no voices heard or people expressing sincere remorse towards slavery. Her temptation was preserved until her long time hatred for slavery grew and her sympathy grew warmer which caused her to eventually flee from her native land. She couldn’t bear to hear the wailing of the slave so she fled to Pennsylvania. The reasoning for this was she had hope that she would find from the people of Penn, sympathy for the slaves. But her hope was crushed when her hunt for sympathy was unsuccessful. She discovered the people there were kind and hospitable, but their worries for the slaves weren’t in their priorities. They appeared to have no place in their thoughts. Whenever she was asked about the slaves she felt the people were only asking her out of curiosity instead of deep feeling or concerns which would lead to resolutions to this issue. Therefore, she silenced herself and thought that this issue would

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