The Indian's Cause: Abolitionists and Native American Rights

  title={The Indian's Cause: Abolitionists and Native American Rights},
  author={Natalie Joy},
  journal={The Journal of the Civil War Era},
  pages={215 - 242}
  • N. Joy
  • Published 25 May 2018
  • History
  • The Journal of the Civil War Era
Abstract:This essay examines abolitionist support for Native Americans before the Civil War. It argues that Native American rights were of central concern to abolitionists, and that Indians shaped abolitionism. Organized abolitionist participation in the Indian's cause began in 1829, after an antiremoval movement emerged in response to the election of Andrew Jackson. Antiremovalists, including black and white abolitionists, opposed relocating eastern Indians and were particularly involved in… 
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