Radical Equality: 1842-1846


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Liberalism - The movement away from traditional religious values, like original sin and predestination, toward more forgiving doctrines such as Unitarianism. Liberalism in the churches coincided with rationalism brought about by Enlightenment thinking and the continued democratization of America.
Liberator - The Liberator was an abolitionist newspaper founded by William Lloyd Garrison in 1831. The Liberator was a weekly publication published in Boston for 35 years. Although it had a small readership, the Liberator gained nationwide notoriety for its demand for the immediate and complete emancipation of all slaves in the United States.
Liberty Party - The Liberty Party began in1839 as an abolitionist political organization in upstate New York. They believed that Garrisonian religious radicalism was not effective or efficient. They believed political means were more effective.
Lyceum movement - Adult education was also expanded through lyceum lecture societies which provided lecturers for local communities.