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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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About Free the Slaves Free the Slaves, a pioneer and leader in the modern day anti-slavery movement, is dedicated to liberating those in slavery and changing the conditions that allow slavery to persist.
The Quakers were at the heart of the anti-slavery movement and in 1796 Samuel Galton Junior was disowned by the Quaker Society of Friends after an argument with Thomas Clarkson, a leading anti-slavery campaigner about whether or not the Galtons were responsible for the abuse of the weapons they created.
FITCHBURG -- The Fitchburg Historical Society has been awarded a grant of $1,000 from the Fitchburg Cultural Council for Researching the Underground, its new resource guide on the history of the local anti-slavery movement and Fitchburg's participation in the Underground Railroad.
Freedom's Delay is emphatically about the "big picture" of the anti-slavery movement, rather than the stories of individual states.
Andrew Delbanco's brief volume The Abolitionist Imagination offers a civil discourse on the topic of abolitionism as applied, not only to the anti-slavery movement of the nineteenth century, but also to his theory that such movements reflect a "recurrent American phenomenon" (3).
It looks at the anti-slavery movement, the architecture of Belford Hall, the history of the national school, the importance of Belford as a post town, the coming of the railway, the contribution of the quarries to the economy and the impact of two world wars on the village.
Contrary to popular belief, the anti-slavery movement was not united.
The site is an ongoing research project; its current series, "Portraits of Protests," focuses on the anti-slavery movement in Philadelphia.
That made it easy for him to treat the anti-slavery movement as just another band of busybodies, even though they aimed to extend rather than constrict human liberty.
The 17th century trader was acclaimed as a pioneer of the anti-slavery movement for remarks in his 1690 journal arguing that no-one should be discriminated against for the colour of their skin.
She likewise overlooks the parallel between the conflict over women's participation at the 1841 black suffrage convention at Troy, New York, and the "women question" that bedeviled the white-dominated wings of the anti-slavery movement in the 1830s.
Moreover, one is tempted to turn the same kind of critical gaze that David Brion Davis once turned on the nineteenth-century anti-slavery movement.