Summary of Content: Article on the front page mentions Southern nullifiers and refers to the South’s empty threats. Other articles are about abolition and other anti-slavery issues. On page 3 there is a mention of a lynching that occurred nearby.
Background: The Liberator was an anti-slavery newspaper started by William Lloyd Garrison in 1831. The newspaper’s motto was: ”Our country is the world - our countrymen are mankind.” Garrison was a prominent abolitionist and social reformer who founded the New England Anti-Slavery Society in 1832, and co-founded the American Anti-Slavery Society a year later. His views, favoring immediate emancipation through nonviolent, passive resistance (e.g., publicly burning a copy of the Constitution), were radical, but he exerted great influence over a generation of abolitionists.