abolitionism

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ab·o·li·tion·ism

 (ăb′ə-lĭsh′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
Advocacy of the abolition of slavery.

ab′o·li′tion·ist n.

ab•o•li•tion•ism

(ˌæb əˈlɪʃ əˌnɪz əm)

n.
the principle or policy of abolition, esp. of slavery.
[1800–10]

abolitionism

the movement for the abolition of slavery, especially Negro slavery in the U.S. — abolitionist, n.
See also: Slavery
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Noun1.abolitionism - the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slaveryabolitionism - the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote.
I know this well, that if one thousand, if one hundred, if ten men whom I could name -- if ten honest men only -- ay, if one HONEST man, in this State of Massachusetts, ceasing to hold slaves, were actually to withdraw from this copartnership, and be locked up in the county jail therefor, it would be the abolition of slavery in America.
I know this well, that if one thousand, if one hundred, if ten men whom I could name--if ten honest men only--ay, if one HONEST man, in this State of Massachusetts, ceasing to hold slaves, were actually to withdraw from this co-partnership, and be locked up in the county jail therefor, it would be the abolition of slavery in America.
I have a great respect for the chair,' quoth North Carolina, 'I have a great respect for the chair as an officer of the house, and a great respect for him personally; nothing but that respect prevents me from rushing to the table and tearing that petition which has just been presented for the abolition of slavery in the district of Columbia, to pieces.
Parties of principle, as, religious sects, or the party of free-trade, of universal suffrage, of abolition of slavery, of abolition of capital punishment,--degenerate into personalities, or would inspire enthusiasm.
Hence sprang the sentiment of universal brotherhood and the interest in universal freedom, which finally extended even to the negroes and resulted in the abolition of slavery.
However, it was Britain that started the abolition of slavery.
He announced, via his twitter account, that he had received the official certificate regarding the registration of the collection of archives on "the abolition of slavery in Tunisia 1841-1846" in the UNESCO's Memory of the World Register in addition to other related documents from the Chief of the Universal Access and Preservation Section at the UNESCO.
The war has begun when the states in the south America did not agree to the abolition of slavery.
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A hundred and fifty years after the abolition of slavery in the USA and President Johnson's "Great Society" in 20th century America, racial tension and racial suspicions do not appear to have abated.