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Encyclopedia > Massachusetts in the Civil War
William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison

In the years leading up to the Civil War, Massachusetts was a center of abolitionist activity within the United States. Two prominent abolitionists from the state were William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips. Garrison founded the New England Anti-Slavery Society in 1832, and helped changed perceptions on slavery. The movement increased antagonistic over the issues of slavery. The antagonism resulted in anti-abolitionist riots in Massachusetts between 1835 and 1837. The works of abolitionists contributed to the eventual actions of the state during the Civil War. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (988x1551, 290 KB)William Lloyd Garrison, three-quarter-length, seated source File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (988x1551, 290 KB)William Lloyd Garrison, three-quarter-length, seated source File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight for political power or control of an area. ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ... William Lloyd Garrison William Lloyd Garrison (December 12, 1805–May 24, 1879) was a prominent United States abolitionist, journalist and social reformer. ... Wendell Phillips Wendell Phillips (29 November 1811 - 2 February 1884), born in Boston, Massachusetts, was an American abolitionist, Native American advocate and orator. ...


Massachusetts was among the first states to respond to President Lincoln's call for troops. Massachusetts was the first state to recruit, train and arm a black regiment, with white officers, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was an American politician who served as the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Storming of Fort Wagner, the most famous battle fought by the 54th Massachusetts The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was one of the first[1] official African-American units in the United States armed forces, an infantry regiment that fought in the American Civil War. ...


For links to Civil War-related people, places, and events, see Category:Massachusetts in the Civil War.


 
 

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