That is a simple question. If I were to support one movement in the 1830s I would have to fully support the idea of abolitionism. I have never agreed to why someone would ever own or agree with the idea of slavery. I am a white women so even though I might have thought this way about anti slavery, I probably wouldn’t have made a huge impact without a lot of support. Let’s pretend that I am a very powerful White male. I know that anti slavery movements were very strong and supported through the revolutionary era, but as the 1800s were aging the movement was beginning to slow down. But in the 1830s and the ideal life of 100% of anti-slavery was beginning to take huge numbers in for support. Most support and focus for this cause was located in the northeast. If I was living during this time, I would have shown full support for these ideas by doing big things like participating in petitions and small things like read the newspaper The Liberator, by William Lloyd Garrison.
Besides many supporters of abolitionism first believing that the solution was to just send the blacks back to Africa, there were many white abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison who supported other black abolitionists like Fredrick Douglas who were demanding permanent and equal civil rights for blacks. Similarly to Garrison’s desires of immediate emancipation for the blacks, I know that this would be impossible to complete in a short time because abolitionism was obviously still a movement for reform not a reality.
Being an abolitionist requires not just support mentally of the ideas, but it requires physical support too. By this I mean, that I would have attended and joined the different societies supporting the ideas of abolitionism. Two of these were the New England Anti-Slavery Society of 1832 and the American Anti-Slavery Society of 1833 formed by Garrison himself. Even though it might have seemed like powerful men were abolitionists and many people had joined...