Collection Facts

Extent: 
29 items
Dates of Original: 
1842 - 1865
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

The Liberator was an anti-slavery newspaper which was published between the years of 1831 through 1865 by William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp in Boston, Massachusetts. After the ratification of the 13th amendment in 1865, abolishing slavery, the newspaper was published under a new title: The Nation.

Scope of Collection

The Liberator collection contains 29 issues of the weekly newspaper, dating from 1842 through 1865. The contents relate to the abolitionist movement, the support of African Americans, and the Civil War.