Asked in History of the United States
What is the difference between the abolitinists and typical anti-slavery movements in precivil war America?
Abolitionists were the vocal advocates who vehemently opposed slavery in any form and demanded its abolishing forthwith. Some of these abolitionists even resorted to armed struggle like John Brown who raided Harper's Ferry. On the other hand typical anti-slavery movements at the time called for moderate reforms and were called gradualists. They advocated gradual abolition of slavery.Ê