The Liberator Newspaper founded (46 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Context

On 1 January, William Lloyd Garrison established the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator. The paper soon gained nationwide recognition, despite its limited circulation of 3000. It faced staunch opposition from a number of state legislatures; however, The Liberator was published for 35 years, until the end of the Civil War.

Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "The Liberator Newspaper founded". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009
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