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.

Louisa May Alcott Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Alcott, Louisa May – Civil War

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

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John Brown Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Brown, John – Civil War

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Mary Chestnut Civil War Confederate civilian history mug.
Chestnut, Mary

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Schuyler Colfax Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Colfax, Schuyler – Civil War

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Frederick Douglass Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Douglass, Frederick – Civil War

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

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Free Soil Party Civil War Union history 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 Lloyd Garrison Civil War Union civilian history 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 Union civilian history mug.
Howe, Julia Ward – Civil War

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Dred Scott Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Scott, Dred – Civil War

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Thaddeus Stevens Civil War Union history mug.
Stevens, Thaddeus – Civil War

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William Still Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Still, William – Civil War

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Civil War Union civilian history 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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