The Liberator (newspaper)

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The Liberator (1831–1865) was a weekly abolitionist newspaper, printed and published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison and, through 1839, by Isaac Knapp. Religious rather than political, it appealed to the moral conscience of its readers, urging them to demand immediate freeing of the slaves ("immediatism"). It also promoted women's rights, an issue that split the American abolitionist movement. Despite its modest circulation of 3,000, it had prominent and influential readers, including all the abolitionist leaders, among them Frederick Douglass, Beriah Green, Arthur and Lewis Tappan, and Alfred Niger. It frequently printed or reprinted letters, reports, sermons, and news stories relating to American slavery, becoming a sort of community bulletin board for the new abolitionist movement that Garrison helped foster.

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The Liberator
Liberator v.1, No.1, 1831
TypeWeekly newspaper
PublisherWilliam Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp
FoundedJanuary 1, 1831 (January 1, 1831)
Ceased publicationDecember 29, 1865 (December 29, 1865)
CountryUnited States
OCLC number1728160