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Abolitionism

Abolitionism   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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[This entry contains three subentries dealing with abolitionism from the late seventeenth century through the ratification of the Thirteenth

Abolitionism

Abolitionism   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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2010
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Abolitionism is the principle of outlawing the slave trade and the institution of slavery. In the eighteenth century, the intellectual

abolition

abolition n.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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the action or an act of abolishing a system, practice, or institution: the abolition of slavery.

abolitionism

abolitionism   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

a slippery term covering both the movement for the abolition of the slave trade, achieved by an Act of Parliament

Abolition and Anti-Slavery Movement

Abolition and Anti-Slavery Movement   Reference library

Clare Taylor

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Women played a significant part in the international campaign against the use of African slave labor in the New World, a cause humanitarians had urged since the eighteenth century. ... More
Abolition

Abolition   Reference library

Adele S. Newson

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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the crusade for the emancipation of slaves, was a process begun with the sentiments contained in the Bill of Rights and African-Americans' contribution to the Revolutionary War. Though ... More

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