A: William Lloyd Garrison was the real thing in the sense that he was a professional radical.... Garrison was also one of the few white abolitionists who shouldered up to David Walker and actually published parts of...Walker's appeal in the Liberator in 1831, after Walker's death. But Garrison becomes, in some ways, a kind of combination of a radical abolitionist and almost an anarchist. Some of his doctrines, like his doctrine of never joining political
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approach to anti-slavery, which Garrisonianism represented. And, in many ways, to be a Garrisonian was to tow the line on four or five of these principles that Garrison advanced, not the least of which was non-resistance and pacifism.
In the 1830s and into the 1840s, Garrison has a broad black following, but by the middle of the 1840s the black side of the abolition movement is beginning to change, because they simply have no choice.