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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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In recent years Abeid has run for president in his home nation, founded a mass anti-slavery movement and been feted internationally for his work as an abolitionist, which includes being named in PeaceLinkLive's list of "10 People Who Changed the World You Might Not Have Heard Of".
His legacy inspired the anti-slavery movement for generations.
It did, however, prompt a post-war soul-searching in Britain that helped provide impetus for the anti-slavery movement and for the reform of British rule in India.
Kevin Hyland, Britain's Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner says, "The sad and simple truth is that the anti-slavery movement has so far failed.
If you see Churchill, Nelson, Cook and even Columbus as villains, you're effectively saying that you'd rather English-speaking civilisation hadn't happened, that the world would be better off without jury trials, uncensored media, parliamentary democracy, habeas corpus and, come to that, the anti-slavery movement.
Anthony was raised in a large Quaker family that fought in the anti-slavery movement.
Anti-Slavery International called the sentences a "devastating blow" to the Mauritanian anti-slavery movement.
Nina Smith, the executive director of GoodWeave International, has won the Social Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Schwab Foundation for her leadership in the anti-slavery movement, having built and scaled a market-driven model to end child labor and trafficking in global supply chains.
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.
Elizabeth Blackwell--Elizabeth Blackwell was born in England, but arrived to America in 1821 with her parents who wished to assist in the anti-slavery movement.
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).