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American Experience | Burning Abolitionist Literature | PBS

Duration: 01:58
Program: American Experience #2501
Broadcast Date: Jan. 9, 2013

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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Post Date: October 11, 2012