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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1 35 35 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 26 26 Browse Search
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John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 1: introduction (search)
r knowledge of that time is a knowledge of the minds of Washington, Franklin, and the other patriots. Now the light by which we to-day see the Anti-slavery period was first shed on it by one man-William Lloyd Garrison. That slavery was wrong, everyone knew in his heart. The point seen by Garrison was the practical point that the slavery issue was the only thing worth thinking about, and that all else must be postponed till slavery was abolished. He saw this by a God-given act of vision in 1829; and it was true. The history of the spread of this idea of Garrison's is the history of the United States during the thirty years after it loomed in his mind. From the day Garrison established the Liberator he was the strongest man in America. He was affected in his thought by no one. What he was thinking, all men were destined to think. How had he found that clew and skeleton-key to his age, which put him in possession of such terrible power? What he hurled in the air went everywhere
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 2: the Background (search)
llect than the suppression of generous emotion. It means death:--sickness to the individual, blight to the race. Compassion shining through the heart wears the very name and face of Divine Life. It makes the limbs strong and the mind capable; it strengthens the stomach and supports the intestines. Cramp this emotion, and you will have a half-dead man, whose children will be less well-nourished than himself. It is hard to imagine the falsetto condition of life in the Northern States in 1829; --the lack of spontaneity and naturalness about everybody, so far as externals went, and the presence of extreme solicitude in the bottom of everybody's heart. Emerson speaks in his journal (1834) of the fine manners of the young Southerners, brought up amidst slavery, and of the deference which Northerners, both old and young, habitually paid to the people of the South. It seems to have been regarded as a social duty at the North to shield the feelings of Southerners, and, as it were, to
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 3: the figure (search)
wrong in thinking that the official classes at the North would lend aid in suppressing the new movement. Judge Thatcher of the Municipal Court in Boston made a charge to the Grand Jury (1832) in which he laid the foundation for the criminal prosecution of Abolitionists. No one could tell just how far subserviency might go. The Mayor of Boston, Harrison Gray Otis, was naturally appealed to by the Southern statesmen to protect them against the circulation of Abolition literature. It was in 1829 that Otis was first called on to do something about Walker's appeal, a fierce, Biblical pamphlet, full of power, written by a colored man in Boston and urging the slaves to rise. Otis replied that the author had not made himself amenable to the laws of Massachusetts, and that the book had caused no excitement in Boston. Garrison had had nothing to do with Walker's pamphlet, and had publicly condemned its doctrines. None the less, Walker's appeal was an outcrop of the same subterranean fire
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 4: pictures of the struggle (search)
rges appear to-day to contradict the main thesis of the book, and to record merely the nervous petulance of that age. The Slave Barons and their Boston friends were cut to the heart by Channing's essay. They denounced him as an even more dangerous enemy than Garrison. If, at times, we feel dissatisfied with Channing's caution, we should remember that he was a middle-aged man when these problems arose. Channing was born in 1780; and Anti-slavery was an agony in the blood of young men, in 1829. I have referred to John Quincy Adams' detestation of slavery. He was, however, never an Abolitionist, and he did not even favor the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. For this latter opinion he had the most fantastic reason; namely that, although the residents of the District had no votes, and were governed by Congress, nevertheless he felt himself to be all the more bound in honor to act during his term in Congress as if he were the representative chosen by the people o
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 5: the crisis (search)
hole religious message is mirrored in Uncle Tom's Cabin, a book which it took twenty years of Abolition to make the soil for. Uncle Tom's Cabin appeared in 1852 and is to-day our key to that whole epoch: but the vision of that book was in the heart of the Anti-slavery people long before. They gave that vision to the world; they gave it to Harriet Beecher. The pictures and thoughts of Uncle Tom's Cabin were sown into the mind of Harriet Beecher as a child; the emotion of it was generated in 1829. And so the early instinct to put down this whole movement as a servile insurrection had justification in fact. As a general rule servile insurrections are put down by officials; by judges, sheriffs and troops. Historic reasons made this course not feasible at the North. Therefore the deluded upper classes of Boston, who had thrown in their fortunes with slavery, did what all determined men do when law fails them — they took the field personally. The women who marched through the riote
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 10: foreign influence: summary (search)
des of degradation. Do not seek for the fault in conventions or in Constitutions. There is no fault: there is only a moral situation, having a geographical origin. During all this time the stars were fighting against slavery. They fought behind clouds and darkly for two hundred years; and at last their influence began to develop visible symptoms of cure. A very small part of life or history is ever visible, and it is only by inference that we know what powers have been at work; but in 1829 it is plain that some terrible drug is in operation in America. Whether this hot liquid was first born in the vitals of the slave we do not know. It seems to me that the origin of it must have been in the slave himself; and that it was mystically transmitted to the Abolitionist, in whom it appeared as pity. We know that the drops of this pity had a peculiar, stimulating power on the earth — a dynamic, critical power, a sort of prison-piercing faculty, which sent voltages of electrical shoc
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Index (search)
iate, G. the apostle of, 47; genesis of, 47, 48; 238. Emancipator, the, quoted, 148-150. Emerson, Edward W., quotes, 231. Emerson, R. W., on the relations of North and South, 18; his Phi Beta Kappa address (1835) and G.'s at Park St. Church (1829), compared, 43-45; difference between G. and, 45, 46, 219ff.; his journal quoted, 223, 224, 225, 226; and the Abolitionists, 226,227,228; his lecture on Thetimes, quoted, 229, 230; and the mur. der of Lovejoy,231,234; his New England reformers, qual quality, 34; aggressiveness, 34ff.; first editorial in the Liberator, 35-41; early history, 41, 42; persuaded by Lundy to enter on what was to be his life-work, 42, 43; edits Genius of Universal Emancipation, 43, 46; address at Park St. Church (1829) 43, 44, compared with Emerson's Phi Beta Kappa address, 43-45; difference between Emerson and, 45, 46, 219 if.; jailed at Baltimore for libel, 46, 47; founds Liberator, 47; apostle of Immediate Emancipation, 47; reward offered forhisarrest,by Geo