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abolitionism

abolitionism  

A term associated with protest on grounds of inhumanity and a call for the abolition of slavery (see, for example, the arguments of William Wilberforce, 1759–1833). More recently extended to the ...
American Anti-Slavery Society

American Anti-Slavery Society  

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) was founded in 1833 by a small group of radicals calling for the immediate abolition of slavery. The leading spirit was William Lloyd Garrison, whose ...
Charles Lenox Remond

Charles Lenox Remond  

(b. 1 February 1810; d. 22 December 1873), abolitionist, reformer, and orator.Charles Lenox Remond was born free in Salem, Massachusetts, the first son of John and Nancy (Lenox) Remond. ...
Christian Recorder

Christian Recorder  

The Christian Recorder, which began publication in Philadelphia in July 1852, was not the first African American newspaper; nevertheless, it was an important milestone in the history of black ...
Edmund Quincy

Edmund Quincy  

(b. 1 February 1808; d. 17 May 1877), abolitionist, writer, and editor.Edmund Quincy was the son of the Harvard president, Boston mayor, and U.S. congressional member Josiah Quincy and ...
Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation  

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(in the American Civil War) the announcement made by President Lincoln on 22 September 1862 emancipating all black slaves in states still engaged in rebellion against the Federal Union with effect ...
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass  

(c. 1817–95)US Black abolitionist. Born in slavery in Maryland, he made his escape to the free states in 1838. In 1841 he became an agent for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and a prominent ...
Garrisonian Abolitionists

Garrisonian Abolitionists  

Garrisonian abolitionists were distinctive from other opponents of slavery because of their more advanced positions on gender and racial equality. In addition, they championed a broad activist ...
Henry Highland Garnet

Henry Highland Garnet  

(1815–1882), orator, minister, and abolitionist.An antislavery radical, Henry Highland Garnet is best known for “An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America” (1843), a speech delivered ...
incomes policy

incomes policy  

A government policy aimed at controlling inflation and maintaining full employment by holding down increases in wages and other forms of income and prices by means of statute or moral suasion.
James McCune Smith

James McCune Smith  

(b. 18 April 1813; d. 17 November 1865), black abolitionist and physician.James McCune Smith was born in New York City as the son of slaves; all that is known ...
jawboning

jawboning  

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The routine of policy-makers to ‘talk up’ a situation as an alternative to (painful) concrete actions. This applies particularly to situations such as the depreciation of a currency, where ...
John Brown

John Brown  

(1800–59)US abolitionist. Fired by a mixture of religious fanaticism and a violent hatred of slavery, Brown was responsible for the Pottawatomie massacre, in which five pro-slavery men were murdered. ...
Joshua R. Giddings

Joshua R. Giddings  

(b. 6 October 1795; d. 27 May 1864), the most outspoken critic of slavery in the U.S. Congress for over two decades.Insisting that the Constitution made no provisions for ...
Liberty Party

Liberty Party  

The Liberty party was organized in Warsaw, New York, in 1839 by abolitionists convinced that they must take their decade-long antislavery propaganda campaign into the polling booth to accomplish ...
Lombard rate

Lombard rate  

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1 The rate of interest at which the German central bank, the Bundesbank, lends to German commercial banks, usually ½% above the discount rate.2 The interest rate charged by a European commercial bank ...
London rules

London rules  

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A set of guidelines, approved by the Bank of England, relating to the treatment of distressed borrowers.
National Conventions of Colored Men

National Conventions of Colored Men  

In the decades before the Civil War, African American intellectual and social leaders held a variety of state and national conventions to address the many challenges facing blacks in the ...
Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

Old Lady of Threadneedle Street  

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An affectionate name for the Bank of England, coined by the English politician and dramatist R. B. Sheridan (1751–1816). The street in which the Bank stands (since 1734 in a Renaissance building by ...
Perfectionism

Perfectionism  

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Radical religious doctrine, assuming the immediate and total cessation of sin, advanced by J. H. Noyes, was the leading principle of his Oneida Community. Perfectionism was a manifestation of the ...

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