Theodore Dwight Weld Writer

Theodore Dwight Weld (November 23, 1803 – February 3, 1895), was one of the leading architects of the American abolitionist movement during its formative years, from 1830 through 1844. Weld played 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. Weld, the son and grandson of Congregational ministers, at age 14 took over his father's 100-acre farm near Hartford, Connecticut, to earn money to study at Phillips Academy. He attended from 1820 to 1822 until failing eyesight caused him to discontinue his studies. After a doctor urged him to travel, he started an itinerant lecture series on mnemonics, traveling for three years throughout the United States, including the South where he saw slavery firsthand.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 23rd, 1803
United States of America
Date of death
February 3rd, 1895 at age of 91
Places lived
Cincinnati , Ohio
pop. 297,517 (2013)
Ohio , United States of America
pop. 11,570,808 (2013)




1. Lane Theological Seminary Educational Institution

Lane Theological Seminary was established in the Walnut Hills section of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1829 to educate Presbyterian ministers. It was named in honor of Ebenezer and William Lane, who pledged ,000 for the new school, which was seen as a forward outpost of the Presbyterian Church in the western territories of the United States. Prominent New England pastor Lyman Beecher moved his family (including daughter Harriet and son Henry) from Boston to Cincinnati to become the first President of the Seminary in 1832.

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2. Hamilton College Colleges/University

Hamilton College is a private liberal arts college in Clinton, New York, United States. Founded as a boys' school in 1793, it was chartered as Hamilton College in 1812. It has been coeducational since 1978, when it merged with its sister school of Kirkland College. Hamilton is sometimes referred to as the "College on the Hill," owing to its location on top of College Hill, just outside of downtown Clinton.

Type Mixed-sex education
2013. 710 mil. $
2012. 694 mil. $
2010. 607 mil. $
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198 College Hill Road, 13323 - Clinton, New York
2012. 1,929
2010. 1,861
2009. 1,882
Acceptance rate
2013. 27.0 %
2010. 27.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 47.4 K $
2010. 40.9 K $
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3. Phillips Academy Boarding school

Phillips Academy (also known as Phillips Andover, Andover, Phillips Academy Andover or PA) is a selective, co-educational independent boarding high school for boarding and day students in grades 9–12, along with a post-graduate (PG) year. The school is located in Andover, Massachusetts, United States, 25 miles north of Boston.

Type Boarding school
April 21st, 1778
180 Main Street, 01810 - Andover, Massachusetts
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4. Oberlin College Colleges/University

Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, noteworthy for having been the first American institution of higher learning to regularly admit female and black students. Connected to the college is the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the country. The college's motto is "Learning and Labor.

Type Liberal arts college
2013. 720 mil. $
2010. 633 mil. $
Institution colors
September 2nd, 1833
Cox Administration Building, Room 201, 44074 - Oberlin, Ohio
2012. 2,930
2010. 2,974
2009. 2,889
2012. 14
2010. 26
Acceptance rate
2012. 31.3 %
2010. 30.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
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Organizations founded

1. American Anti-Slavery Society

Abolitionism Organization

Wikiedia article

The American Anti-Slavery Society was an abolitionist society founded by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan. Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave, was a key leader of this society and often spoke at its meetings as well. William Wells Brown was a freed slave who often spoke at meetings. By 1838, the society had 1,350 local chapters with around 250,000 members. Noted members included Theodore Dwight Weld, Lewis Tappan, James G. Birney, Lydia Maria Child, Maria Weston Chapman, Abby Kelley Foster, Stephen Symonds Foster, Henry Highland Garnet, Samuel Cornish, James Forten, Charles Lenox Remond, Sarah Parker Remond, Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, Robert Purvis, Augustine Clarke, and Wendell Phillips, John Greenleaf Whittier, among others. The society's headquarters was in New York City. From 1840 to 1870 it published a weekly newspaper, the National Anti-Slavery Standard.

Written work

1.In memory

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1880. at Boston

2.Slavery and the internal slave trade in the United States

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1969. at New York City


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