The Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony


Wendell and Ann Greene Phillips

Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), a lawyer from one of Boston's old families and educated at Harvard, was converted to abolitionism in 1837 by Ann Terry Greene (1813-1886), a member of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society whom he married later that year. In the cause of abolition he became one of the great and most controversial orators of the nineteenth century, identifying himself with radical extremists like William Lloyd Garrison. His commitment to reform did not end with the slaves' emancipation; after the Civil War, he fought for their citizenship, and he became a harsh critic of the degradation of labor by American capitalism.
(Stewart, Wendell Phillips; Garrison, Letters, 2:490-91n.)