AR - Sample (Adin Ballou)

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AR - Sample (Adin Ballou)

Anti-Slavery Picnic Address July 4, 18"WE are here to honor liberty and to denounce slavery. To assert the rights of man, and to testifyagainst oppression. To invigorate the love of freedom, and to deepen the detestation of tyranny. To proclaimthe dictates of eternal justice, and to rebuke the wrongs done by man to man. We are here to do all thiswithout respect of persons, without favor, and without fear. Man is man wherever he may exist. Liberty isliberty, and slavery is slavery wherever found. Justice is justice, and wrong is wrong, between men of allcountries, complexions and conditions—alike. "As ye would that others should do unto you, do ye even sounto them," is the golden rule for all human beings. By this rule we must measure the justice of man to man,and determine the right or the wrong of his actions."

Solutions* Founded a new denomination of Protestantism and described his ideas in a book called "Practical Christian" *Believed people should not participate in government*Started a utopian community called Hopedale in Milford, Massachusetts*Lectured throughout New England, Pennsylvania, and New York about abolition and temperance

BackgroundBallou was raised in a Baptist family, but converted to Universalism. This was one of the religions that came to America as a result of the Second Great Awakening. He faced many hardships. For example, his first wife died in childbirth and he got very sick and almost died also. He was nursed back by Lucy who he later married. Only one of his children lived to be an adult. He may have been looking for answers to his losses. He is considered to be a radical reformer.

Works Cited "Adin Ballou and The Hopedale Community." N.p., 27 Oct. 2011. Web. 18 Apr. 2015."Adin Ballou." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 17 Nov. 2014. Web. 18 Apr. 2015."Friends of Adin Ballou." Friends of Adin Ballou. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2015.Hughes, Peter. "Adin Ballou." Adin Ballou. Unitarian Universalist History & Heritage Society, 12 Dec. 2000. Web. 18 Apr. 2015.

Sketch of the Old House at the Hopedale Community

Abbie Ballou Heywood (the child who lived) c. 1867

Adin BallouCumberland, RI1803-1890

IssuesAbolition - anti-slavery Temperance - against the drinking of alcohol Pacificism - non- violence

Fun FactsIn addition to being temperant & pacifists some of the people who lived at Hopedale were vegetarians and "non-shavers."The Hopedale Community lasted for 15 years. It eventually was incorporated into the town of Hopedale. There is an Adin Street in honor of Ballou.



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