Theodore Dwight Weld

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1803 – 1895

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Who was Theodore Dwight Weld?

Theodore Dwight Weld, was one of the leading architects of the American abolitionist movement during its formative years, from 1830 through 1844.

Weld played a role as writer, editor, speaker, and organizer. He is best known for his co-authorship of the authoritative compendium, American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses, published in 1839. Harriet Beecher Stowe partly based Uncle Tom’s Cabin on Weld's text and it is regarded as second only to that work in its influence on the antislavery movement. Weld remained dedicated to the abolitionist movement until slavery was ended by the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865.

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Born
Nov 23, 1803
Hampton
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Oberlin College
  • Phillips Academy
  • Lane Theological Seminary
  • Hamilton College
Lived in
  • Ohio
  • Cincinnati
Died
Feb 3, 1895

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on July 23, 2013

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