Antebellum American Culture

1800-1855

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Public school movement begins in Boston

1827

Publication of David Walker's Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World

1829

Founding of Mormonism

1830

William Lloyd Garrison begins publication of the Liberator

1831

Founding of the American Anti-slavery Society

1833

Publication of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America

1835

Congress passes the gag rule

1836

Elijah Lovejoy murdered by proslavery mob

1837

Formation of the Liberty Party

1840

Brook Farm founded

1841

Dorothea Dix organizes the movement for asylum reform

1843

Seneca Falls Convention

1848

Herman Melville writes Moby Dick

1851