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  title={The Participation of Negroes in Anti-Slavery Political Parties},
  author={Charles H. Wesley},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={32 - 74}
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  • Published 1 January 1944
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The abolition movement in its first years devoted itself entirely to the exercise of moral suasion by speech and press for the extermination of slavery. Under representative Negro and white leadership, the abolitionists organized their forces in a sectional society, the New England Anti-Slavery Society, and then a national society, the American Anti-Slavery Society. State and local societies increased rapidly and the membership rolls steadily grew. Negroes joined with whites in the organization… 
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