February 8, 1861 There is one brief article from Parker Pillsbury, telling of a mob which interrupted an abolition meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a second letter from Susan…

Read More Pro-Slavery Mobs

1861 Anthony, Susan B. Violence vs. Garrison & Others

January 18, 1861 Charles C. Burleigh writes from Florence, telling of two evenings in succession when he was accosted by a mob when giving anti-slavery speeches.  On the second evening,…

Read More Mobocracy at Westfield

1861 Violence vs. Garrison & Others

1860 Anti-Abolition Anti-Slavery Organizations Violence vs. Garrison & Others

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Douglass, Frederick Thompson, George Violence vs. Garrison & Others

September 1, 1848 A letter to Garrison, from Benjamin F. Hathaway tells of a mob which attacked an anti-slavery meeting.  Among the speakers listed:  Parker Pillsbury, S.S. Foster, Lucy Stone,…

Read More Mob on Cape Cod

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1848 Brown, William Wells Foster, Stephen Pillsbury, Parker Stone, Lucy Violence vs. Garrison & Others

August 8, 1845 Here is notice of an Indianapolis mob murdering a colored man on the 4th of July. The man had purchased his freedom in Kentucky, many years ago.…

Read More Mob Murder, Indiana

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1845 Violence vs. Garrison & Others

August 26, 1842 From the Nantucket Inquirer, a record of several outbreaks against people assembled in an Anti-Slavery Convention.  These include the use of insulting and abusive language, the throwing…

Read More Anti-Abolition Riots, Nantucket

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Abolition Nantucket Violence vs. Garrison & Others

An account of the murder, is accompanied by a letter from John M. Krum, Mayor of Alton, describing the incident, and includes many comments from widely scattered sources, lamenting the…

Read More Murder of Lovejoy

1837 Freedom of Speech Lovejoy, Elijah Violence vs. Garrison & Others

Notice to “Friend Garrison” , from Charles Fitch, tells of abolition meeting which was disturbed by an ” irregular assembly of personages who seemed evidently to have congregated for a…

Read More Disturbance in Stoneham

1837 Violence vs. Garrison & Others

1836 Press Attacks Violence vs. Garrison & Others

Under the Refuge of Oppression section,  comments from other parts of the country,  including one which insists that G incites such mob action in order to gain sympathy for his…

Read More More response to the mob action

1835 Violence vs. Garrison & Others

1835 Violence vs. Garrison & Others

1835 Violence vs. Garrison & Others

Includes a long piece by “Hancock”,  stating that the Mayor had in fact been a “co-operator with that ruffian mob.”,  very critical of the Mayor.   Also includes items for local…

Read More Responses to the mob action

1835 Violence vs. Garrison & Others

Two Epistles appear, with warnings of danger for Garrison: The first professes to be from a Bostonian, calls the Editor a damned rascal, warns that the paper is doomed, and…

Read More Warnings to Garrison for his life

1835 Violence vs. Garrison & Others

Includes item from Boston Evening Transcript, Oct 8   Refers to a handbill circulated widely in the city.  Indicates that “The Post of this morning” claims that the handbill was circulated…

Read More Violent opposition to Garrison

1833 Anti-Abolition O'Connell, Daniel Violence vs. Garrison & Others