Which of the following, if true, would provide the LEAST support for Gerteis' arguments as they are discussed in the passage? A. In the 1870s, following the abolition of slavery, many Northerners remained unified in their desire to see an effective free-labor system implemented in the South. B. As early as the 1830s, Northern abolitionists and Northern reformers with a commitment to utilitarian values began to agree that the United States Constitution was an important antislavery document. C. Many Northern reformers who disagreed about political policies argued that abolishing slavery should be a central goal of the United States government. D. As early as 1836, many Northern reformers argued that slavery destroyed individual ability to pursue their self-interests and thwarted the free pursuit of material gain. E. Owing to their different party allegiances, Northern reformers who shared utilitarian values did not join together in important collective actions against slavery.