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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Henry “Box” Brown Civil War Union civilian biographical history mug.
Brown, Henry “Box” – Civil War

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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.
Chesnut, Mary – Civil War

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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

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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

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Angelina Grimké Abolitionist biographical history mug.
Grimké, Angelina – Abolitionist

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

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Sarah Grimké Abolitionist biographical history mug.
Grimké, Sarah – Abolitionist

This Sarah Grimké mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Sarah Grimké 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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John Parker, Civil War Union civilian biographical history mug.
Parker, John – Underground Railroad

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John Rankin, Abolitionist biographical history mug.
Rankin, John – Abolitionist

The John Rankin mug is part of a biographical series profiling Abolitionists who shaped the history of the United States.  An image of John Rankin and a short biography are features of this history mug.

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Rowland Thomas Robinson, Abolitionist history mug.
Robinson, Rowland Thomas – Abolitionist

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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

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Charles Sumner Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Sumner, Charles – Civil War

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Sojourner Truth Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Truth, Sojourner – Civil War

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Harriet Tubman Civil War Union history mug.
Tubman, Harriet – Civil War

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Nat Turner Civil War Abolitionist history mug.
Turner, Nat – Civil War

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Elizabeth Van Lew Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Van Lew, Elizabeth – Civil War

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Denmark Vesey Civil War Abolitionist history mug.
Vesey, Denmark – Civil War

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Gideon Welles Civil War Union Navy history mug.
Welles, Gideon – Civil War

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Phillis Wheatley, Revolutionary War era, African-American poet history mug.
Wheatley, Phillis – Author

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Walt Whitman Civil War Union civilian history mug.
Whitman, Walt – Civil War

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George Washington Williams Civil War history mug.
Williams, George Washington – Civil War

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