The Liberator

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Title

The Liberator

Publisher

William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp

Date

January 1, 1831

Coverage

Boston, Mass.

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

On January 1, 1831, Garrison founded The Liberator in Boston. Despite a subscription list that barely exceeded 3,000 (the majority of whom were Black) during its thirty-five-year run The Liberator was America’s most influential abolitionist publication by virtue of its uncompromising advocacy for immediate and complete emancipation of all slaves. A foundational chapter in American civil rights.