McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Abolitionism, Colonization, Immediatists, Pennsylvania, Slavery
In the scholarly literature, colonizationists and radical abolitionists are portrayed as composing perpetually warring camps. While that may have been true at the state and national levels of the movements, the evidence suggests that the relationship between the groups was much more fluid at the grassroots. In Washington County, Pennsylvania, colonizationists and radical abolitionists cooperated on various community-development initiatives during the 1830s. Slavery was important to these community elites. But other issues were just as important to them, if not more.
Smydo, J. (2016). Unlikely Partners: Collaboration Between Colonizationists and Radical Abolitionists in Washington County, Pennsylvania, during the 1830s (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1221