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And, in April 1858, the stormy petrel of the abolition movement, John Brown, turned up in British Canada, determined to raise men and money for a slave uprising in the United States.
The abolition movement reached a flashpoint in the summer of 1971 when Black Panther George Jackson, author of Soledad Brother, died at the hands of San Quentin prison guards.
Hamm argues that the language in which the controversy was conducted carried the seeds of the defeat of the abolition movement, for the language was desiccated and largely technical.
Learn all about the active abolition movement from Lucy Griffin, free servant of the Noah Webster family.
This was also the case during the 'Underground Railway' and the abolition movement in the United States.
McKivigan and Stanley Harrold, who are authors of previous books on the abolition movement, argue that abolitionists` acceptance of violence predated the conflict-ridden decade before the Civil War and crossed gender, racial, and regional lines in antebellum America.
Is the Minister's request a sign that the Canadian government is about to leap into the vanguard of the nuclear abolition movement, leading the way towards the elimination of nuclear weapons in the same way it has assumed the leadership of the landmines abolition movement (see page 11)?
Religious forces played a significant role in finally resolving the great debate over slavery, for example, when the abolition movement was firmly grounded in divinely inspired fervor.
According to Leigh Dingerson, executive director of the Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, "Graham could be considered a poster-person for the abolition movement.
Talk Historian and author Carla Charter will present "The Abolition Movement in North Central Mass.
Using the images in combination with a wealth of written sources, including popular plays and graphic images, Molineux describes social attitudes about race, including the popular belief in the 17th century that the blackest color of skin was the noblest, and thus reflected on the nobility of the white master or employer; and the changing interpretations of whites towards blacks as the abolition movement strengthened, the black population increased, and blacks began to play a larger role throughout society.
On one hand the Abolition Movement was in its early stages and numbers of British officers were horrified by what they saw.
Wilderson's opening essay argues that the prison abolition movement is profoundly implicated in anti-blackness.
He said some of the recent criticism of that the International Slavery Museum did not properly highlight Liverpool's contribution to the abolition movement "bordered on silly".
For Du Bois (who significantly placed his remarks in his chapter on the "white worker") it was the fugitive slave--the "piece of intelligent humanity who could say: I have been owned like an ox"--who "made the abolition movement terribly real.