At one of the American Slave Society meetings, Frederick Douglas, "repudiated the doctrine of disunion and announced that he would participate in the political process to advance an antislavery interpretation of the Constitution." (Varon, 238). This means that they would want to get rid of slavery through legislature and avoid war. They also thought that disunion would end up in someone going bankrupt which was not an option.
This is significant because it shows how war was not the first option