The abolitionist movement started in the Revolutionary Era because of inhuman treatment of slaves and trying to remove blacks from white society. Slavery ended in the North but a lot of Northers still accepted slavery. One of the famous leaders of the abolitionists was William Garrison (publisher of a newspaper called The Liberator), and he formed a anti-slavery society in 1833. Another famous leader was Harriet Tubman (conductor of the Underground Railroad), and she helped slaves reach freedom using the North Star to guide them. Tubman helped more than 300 slaves escape and be free. The anti-slavery failed in the South and some people in the South defended the institution of slavery. The antislavery fight led a path to the next reform effort, the woman's rights movement.
"We All Can Do It!"
Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Candy Stanton went to the World Antislavery Convention and they weren't allowed to speak about slavery because they were woman. Woman could not vote or hold office, and any wages that was hers, belonged to the husband and there wasn't a law that stopped the men from abusing the wife. Mott and Stanton hosted a woman's right convention which modeled woman rights on the Decleration of Independance. Reformers for woman's rights started to make progress. Some abolitionists like Douglass, Truth, and the Grimke sister were also active members. New York then passed a law saying that woman could keep their property and wages. The right for woman to vote would not be achieved until 1920.
"Way Unfair and Cruel"