- Southern Outrage
September 8, 1835 RICHMOND, Virginia boycott, anti abolitionism
Anti-abolitionists reacted violently and swiftly to the onslaught of antislavery literature that inundated post offices across the South during the fall of 1835. Northern abolitionists had hoped to amicably convert slaveholders through their postal campaign, yet had only further amplified the severity of the slavery issue to re-instill fear among the free black population in the South. After receiving...