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opposed to slavery, esp slavery of Black people
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(ˌæn tiˈsleɪ və ri, -ˈsleɪv ri, ˌæn taɪ-)

1. opposed to slavery.
2. opposition to slavery.
[1810–20, Amer.]
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* Nathaniel Gao, Unity Point School: Elijah Lovejoy and the Antislavery Movement
Provocative Eloquence: Theater, Violence, and Antislavery Speech in the Antebellum United States
VINDICATING THE CONSTITUTION No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding, by Sean Wilentz.
Yet Lay and his foundational antislavery text have largely been overlooked or misunderstood.
Birmingham's links to the antislavery movement are limited to Wilberforce and Rookery House.
In "Ernestine Rose's Jewish Origins and the Varieties of Euro-American Emancipation in 1848" (in Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation, edited by Kathryn Kish Sklar and James Brewer [2007]), DuBois attributes Rose's distinctive, internationalist contribution to the antislavery movement to her Jewish origins and distance from Protestantism.
Professor Zietlow recounts how Ashley and his antislavery allies shared an egalitarian free labor ideology that was influenced by the political antislavery movement and the nascent labor movement - a vision that conflicted directly with the institution of slavery.
It led to the liberation of more than 2,000 slaves and helped persuade the Obama administration to beef up antislavery measures in U.S.
Bibb's personal story is incredibly powerful and his partnership with Treadwell offers a compelling image of antislavery activism.
Albert also comes up with another idea to make himself valuable, as he opts to open the antislavery convention.
In this densely researched work, Manisha Sinha offers not only a synthesis of American antislavery but a compelling interpretation of a "hundred-year drama in law, politics, literature, and on-the-ground activism" (2).