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Advocacy of the abolition of slavery.

ab′o·li′tion·ist n.


(ˌæb əˈlɪʃ əˌnɪz əm)

the principle or policy of abolition, esp. of slavery.


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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After escaping from slavery, Douglass became a leader of the abolitionist movement and wrote a number of influential books, including his 1845 biography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.
during the abolitionist movement aimed to end slavery in the United States.
Douglass, a former slave who became an outstanding orator and a leader of the abolitionist movement.
Through an examination of the "growing abolitionist movement unfolding in Europe" (p.
Though most historians note the rise of the Abolitionist movement from the 1820s, the author argues effectively that African Americans articulated their own notions of freedom and plans for liberation decades before then.
A tribunal had sentenced the 13 members of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) in August to up to 15 years in prison after a protest against eviction by residents of a slum in the capital Nouakchott, many of whom are themselves former slaves.
The West African nation in August jailed 13 members of the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA) for up to 15 years for their role in June protests by residents of a slum in the capital Nouakchott, many of whom are former slaves.
The extent to which harmony and division, racist and egalitarian belief, co-existed will continue to be debated by historians, but she argues compellingly that the abolitionist movement itself created a space for interracial conversations to take place and for new understandings to emerge.
In the mid-19th century, the Finger Lakes became a crucible of civil rights movements: Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass led the abolitionist movement from their homes in Auburn and Rochester, N.
Civil War radically transformed perceptions of the abolitionist movement, Garrison, and the war itself.
While of enduring value for academia, "A Fluid Frontier" will also prove to be of exceptional interest to the non-specialist general reader with respect to the history of the 18th Century abolitionist movement in general, and the famed 'underground railroad' in particular.
He contends that the abolitionist movement and the National Medicine Movement were actually attempting to create a closer alliance between Chinese medicine and the state, while Chinese medicine practitioners were seeking collective social mobility.