Also found in: Encyclopedia.


opposed to slavery, esp slavery of Black people


(ˌæn tiˈsleɪ və ri, -ˈsleɪv ri, ˌæn taɪ-)

1. opposed to slavery.
2. opposition to slavery.
[1810–20, Amer.]
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
To Plead Our Own Cause: African Americans in Massachusetts and the Making of the Antislavery Movement.
Bibb's personal story is incredibly powerful and his partnership with Treadwell offers a compelling image of antislavery activism.
The Atlantic World of Anthony Benezet (1713-1784): From French Reformation to North American Quaker 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).
Further, Morris analyzes how Oberlinites rose to prominence in the national antislavery movement by pioneering a "practical abolitionism" that combined political activism, moral suasion, and civil disobedience.
As Douglass and other American abolitionists strove to form antislavery bonds with English, Scottish, and Irish humanitarians, it would have been impossible for the Americans abroad like Douglass or William Lloyd Garrison to escape the consternation around the Repeal of Union movement in Ireland, especially that immediately following Irish statesman Daniel O'Connell's recent arrest and release from prison in 1843-44.
Oscar winning director Steve McQueen, who made the film 12 Years A Slave, is patron of the AntiSlavery campaign group which celebrated the 175th anniversary of Anti-Slavery International at a gala evening in London.
The other chapters cover slavery, antislavery, and abolition.