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Abolitionist hymnody, USA

While organized efforts to end slavery began in the Anglo-American world early in the 18th century, the abolitionist movement generally refers to the specific fight against slavery that started in the United States around 1830. This movement grew out of many economic, political and cultural changes, including the political struggles over new states and their status as slave or free, the general indifference of the churches to slavery, and the increased economic growth of the 1820s. With the appearance of the first issue of the Liberator, published by William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) in 1831 and the founding of the New England Anti-Slavery Society in Boston, Massachusetts in 1832, the...

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