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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Burning Abolitionist Literature

  • Aired: 01/08/2013
  • 01:58
  • Rating: NR
The Anti-Slavery Society's great postal campaign of 1835 flooded the South with abolitionist literature. Instead of bringing about the end of slavery, it triggered a wave of repression. In Charleston, SC, 3,000 people gathered in Post Office square to destroy anti-slavery materials and burn Garrison in effigy.
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