In Antebellum America, abolitionism was a major issue in almost every aspect of daily life. The movement of abolitionist consisted of both blacks and whites; women and men; old and young people. Although , most abolitionists fought for the same purpose--to free African Americans and ensure equal rights--they disagreed on many parts.
On the other side, pro-slavery people used every possible excuse to justify slavery and preserve slavery in America.
In this website we are going to explore how did abolitionists and proslavery advocates make their case in Antebellum America by answering the following questions:
Did all whites agree about slavery?
Did all black men agree about how to attain freedom?
Did all women agree about their role?
How did abolitionists and proslavery advocates make their case in Antebellum American?
Although most white people did agree with the institution of slavery and thought it was the right thing in establishing a strong American Nation, the movement of abolitionism was becoming stronger and stronger including both whites and blacks who stick up for slavery being wrong, black men attaining freedom, and even black and white women standing up and speaking for rights.