The Massachusetts Abolitionist name (anti-Garrison)

Here is an odd item, from the Herald of Freedom.  It says that the Massachusetts Abolitionist has “turned into the ‘Free American’.  This sounds a little more like it.  The word, ‘Abolitionist’ in the old name, was rather injudicious.  It was too near akin to anti-slavery….. The community has a prejudice against this old ‘nigger business’.  Free American is genteel. ….We predict one amendment more — the omission of ‘Free’— that sounds Garrisony. The American — or the true American would avoid it….”

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