- Aug 16, 2015
As we've discussed in other threads, the Abolitionists- in all of the US- were small in number. According to Dr. Blight, at its height, Abolitionists made up at most 15% of the Northern population. <David W. Blight, The Civil War and Reconstruction (HIST 119). Yale Courses, Number 5. About the 15 minute point.>How many Northerners pre War wanted Abolition? Do you have a source?