The US Abolitionist movement can trace its roots back to the 17th century, when both English Quakers and evangelicals condemned the practice of slavery.

The First Great Awakening during the 1730’s and 1740’s left a strong impact on the citizens of Protestant Europe and British America.

After the American Revolution northern states began passing legislation to abolish slavery starting with Pennsylvania in 1780. The American Anti-Slavery Society was founded in 1833 by William Lloyd Garrison, Theodore Weld and Robert Purvis.

The men and women featured in this section share a strong belief that slavery was wrong and worked to abolish the practice.

Abolitionists and their crusade was a contributing cause for starting the Civil War.

John Brown, Civil War mug
Brown, John – Civil War

This John Brown mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of John Brown and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Mary Chestnut, Civil War mug
Chestnut, Mary

This Mary Chestnut mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Mary Chestnut and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Schuyler Colfax, Civil War mug
Colfax, Schuyler – Civil War

This Schuyler Colfax mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Schuyler Colfax and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Frederick Douglass mug
Douglass, Frederick – Civil War

This Frederick Douglass mug is part of a collection of African American biographical mugs.  An image of Frederick Douglass and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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The Free Soil Party, Abolitionist mug
Free Soil Party – Abolitionist

This Free Soil Party mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  A symbol of The Free Soil Party and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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William Garrison, Civil War mug
Garrison, William Lloyd – Civil War

This William Lloyd Garrison mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of William Lloyd Garrison and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Julia Ward Howe, Civil War mug
Howe, Julia Ward – Civil War

This Julia Ward Howe mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Julia Ward Howe and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Dred Scott, Civil War mug
Scott, Dred – Civil War

This Dred Scott mug is part of a collection of African American biographical mugs.  An image of Dred Scott and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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William Still, Civil War mug
Still, William – Civil War

This William Still mug is part of a collection of African American and Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of William Still and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe, Civil War mug
Stowe, Harriet Beecher – Civil War

This Harriet Beecher Stowe mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Harriet Beecher Stowe and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Charles Sumner, Civil War mug
Sumner, Charles – Civil War

This Charles Sumner mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Charles Sumner and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Sojourner Truth mug
Truth, Sojourner – Civil War

This Sojourner Truth mug is part of a collection of Civil War and African American biographical mugs.  An image of Sojourner Truth and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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