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date: 16 October 2019

abolitionists 

Source:
A Dictionary of World History
Author(s):
Anne KerrAnne Kerr, Edmund WrightEdmund Wright

Militant opponents of slavery in 19th‐century USA. In the first two decades of the 19th century, there was only a handful of individual abolitionists, but thereafter, fired by religious revivalism, the abolition movement became a strong political force. Prominent as writers and orators were the Boston newspaper‐owner William Lloyd Garrison, the author Harriet Beecher Stowe (whose anti‐slavery novel ... ...

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