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Theodore Dwight Weld

Born: Nov 23, 1803

Death: Feb 3, 1895

Birthplace: Hampton

Nationality: United States

Theodore Dwight Weld

Date of Birth : Nov 23, 1803
Date of Death : Feb 3, 1895
Birth Place : Hampton

Theodore Dwight Weld - February 3, 1895 in Hyde Park, Massachusetts was one of the architects of the American abolitionist movement during its formative years from 1830 through 1844, playing 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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