September 7, 2006 Leave a comment
Professor Long has forced me to update my Ezra Heywood page at BlackCrayon.com:
Another Pro-Secession Abolitionist
When the Civil War came, many abolitionists, including William Lloyd Garrison, abandoned their traditional anti-war, anti-state stance to support the Northern cause, in the hope that a Union victory would bring a quicker end to slavery. One abolitionist who stuck to his anti-war position and defended Southern secession was Ezra Heywood; his critique of the Garrisonian position is now online here. Commentary here.