Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884

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Birth 1811-11-29
Death 1884-02-02
Americans
English

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Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), orator and reformer, was one of the leaders of the abolitionist movement in Boston, Mass., wrote frequently for William Lloyd Garrison's (1805-1879) _Liberator_, and eventually became president of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He contributed much to the cause through inflammatory speeches favoring the division of the Union and opposing the acquisition of Texas and the war with Mexico. Later Phillips became an advocate of women's rights, penal reforms, and the labor movement.

From the description of Letters, 1863-1866. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259616

American abolitionist and orator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Miss Pope, [1868 Feb. 17]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 709609361

Wendell Phillips was an American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans, orator, lawyer, writer and debater.

From the description of Wendell Phillips letter, circa 19th century. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 276431399

From the description of Wendell Phillips letter, 1865. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 276431046

Reformer; lawyer; practied law in Boston; joined Mass. Anti-Slavery Society in 1837; made nation-wide tours lecturing on abolition; delegate from Mass. to world's anti-slavery convention, London, England 1840; president American Anti-Slavery Society, 1865; also active in movements for prohibition, penal reform, and female suffrage.

From the description of Letter, 1862 March 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487971

Harvard educated lawyer and orator for the abolitionist cause.

From the description of Letters, 1864. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 53791425

Phillips was a lawyer, abolitionist, and labor reformer. For further biographical information, see Who Was Who in America 1607-1896 (1963) and Dictionary of American Biography.

From the description of Letters, 1855. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007413

Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), abolitionist, born in Boston, Massachusetts.

From the description of Wendell Phillips papers, [ca. 1860-1870]. (Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc.). WorldCat record id: 38477760

19th century abolitionist.

From the description of Epigram, n.d. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853367

American antislavery leader and orator.

From the description of Letter, [1868] July 30. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 231313173

American reformer.

From the description of Wendell Phillips papers [manuscript], 1857-1865. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647834328

American orator and abolitionist.

From the description of Letter, 1883. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122630594

American abolition leader.

From the description of Letter, 1861 May 21, to F.A. Hilton. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 170925871

Phillips, an American orator, reformer, and lawyer, best known for his work in the abolitionist movement, advocated many causes including prohibition, prison reform, women's suffrage, labor organization, and the rights of native Americans.

From the description of Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612368825

From the guide to the Wendell Phillips papers, 1555-1882 (inclusive) 1833-1881 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Phillips was lawyer and an American abolitionist and advocate for Native Americans; he graduated from Harvard University in 1831.

From the description of [Letter] Dec. 5 [to] Miss Holley / Wendell Phillips [between 1850-1884] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 314411217

Wendell Phillips, orator, reformer and abolitionist. He was associated with William Lloyd Garrison, president of the Anti-Slavery Society from 1865 until its dissolution in 1870.

From the description of Letters. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77893323

Wendell Phillips was born and raised in Boston, a member of one of New England's most prestigious families. After graduating from Harvard, he opened a law practice, and was involved in the abolition movement through his wife, Ann Terry Greene. Phillips became a staunch and influential abolitionist, writing and speaking with great eloquence, recognized as one of the key national figures in the anti-slavery movement. He also fought for other social reforms, including temperance, women's suffrage, labor reform, and rights for African Americans and Native Americans. He wrote numerous books and pamphlets, and his collected works were a best-seller.

From the description of Wendell Phillips letter to Geo. B. Blake, circa 1870 July 17. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62297472

American orator, abolitionist, and women's rights and labor advocate.

From the description of Autograph entry signed : [Salem, Ohio], undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 639557458

Reformer, lecturer, and lawyer.

From the description of Wendell Phillips papers, 1843-circa 1884 (bulk 1870-1884). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980337

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Subjects:

  • Abolitionists--Correspondence
  • Social reformers--19th century--Correspondence
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • English literature--History and criticism
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Railroads
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Orators--Correspondence
  • Marriage
  • Slavery
  • Women's rights
  • Copperhead movement
  • Women--Suffrage
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Slaves--Emancipation

Occupations:

  • Reformers
  • Orators
  • Lawyers
  • Lecturers
  • Abolitionists
  • Social reformers

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