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John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 4: pictures of the struggle (search)
xcitement that the Rev. Samuel J. May and Mr. Arnold Buffum, the Quaker President of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, who had been deputed by Miss Crandall to speak for her, were denied a hearing. Why has this woman no tablet? Will the annals of Canterbury, Connecticut, show a more heroic figure during the next thousand years--that the hamlet waits to celebrate its patron saint? Had Prudence Crandall lived in the time of Diocletian, or in the time of Savonarola, or in the time of Garibaldi, she would have had a shrine to which Americans would have flocked today. Not without immense influence was the stand she made. It cost two years of struggle, during which the Slave Power, as we have seen, passed such bills to suppress her as, in the rebound, weakened its hold on the people of the North. We now find it hard to imagine that, in 1834, it should have been a crime in Connecticut to give primary education to colored girls. Yet such was the case. Prudence Crandall was indi
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 7: the man of action (search)
tion, was the vortex of an unseen whirlpool. Through his brain spun the turbillion. Something was to break forth; for the power was bursting its envelope. The flood issued in the form in which we know it — with purposed vilification, with excoriating harshness, with calculated ferocity. Only in this manner could it issue: the dam could hold the flood no longer, nor lift it into poetic expression. If you take the great political agitators of the world like Luther, Calvin, Savonarola, Garibaldi, or certain of the English church reformers, you will find that these men always live under a terrible strain, and they generally give way somewhere. No one can imagine how fierce is the blast upon a man's nervous system, when he stands in the midst of universal antagonism, solitary and at bay. The continuousness of the trial is apt to wear upon the character of reformers. Through vanity, or love of power, or through sheer nervous exhaustion, they become guilty of cruelty or tainted wit
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Index (search)
and proposed meeting in commemoration of, 29, 30; and the Lunt Committee, 124, 125. Forster, William E., 96, 251. Foster, Abby K., 210. Francis of Assisi, 86. Franklin, Benjamin, 41. free States, and slave states, admitted to Union in pairs, 9. Freedom, and Slavery, nature of contest between, 143. Fremont, John C., 175. Fry, Elizabeth, 246. Fugitive Slave Law, 15, 19I, 192, 235, 236, 237, 256. Furness, William H., at Rynders Mob meeting, 205, 208, 210 ff., 218. Garibaldi, Guiseppe, 193. Garrison, Frances I. See Garrison, William L., Jr., and others. Garrison, Wendell P. See Garrison, William L., Jr., and others. Garrison, William Lloyd, his relation to the Antislavery period, 6; his view of slavery and its relation to the history of the U. S. from 1830 to 1860, 6; the strongest man in America, 7; his influence on the nation's course, 7, 8; effect of his first utterances on slavery, 17; and Channing, 28; at Channing's Church, 31,32; hisessential quality,