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the doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery

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Mr Reddie organised the National Abolition of Slavery Commemorative Service at Westminster Abbey this year to celebrate the bicentenary of the end of the slave trade.
THE year 2007 is the Bicentenary year for the abolition of slavery.
LIVERPOOL is giving MPs in London a glimpse of its role in the abolition of slavery next week, as the North West puts some of the treasures of its world class museums on display at a special event at the House of Commons.
Antonio de Figueirido's column (Will the Queen apologise for slavery, NA, May) on the 200th anniversary of the British abolition of slavery makes some useful points but I must query him on two: (1) Wilberforce's role in the abolition of slavery is quite minor compared to the efforts and demonstrable effects of the Haitian revolution (1802), and (2) the fact that the institution itself was becoming less profitable than before.
He also served as the clerk of the Philadelphia Society for the Abolition of Slavery and later turned his files into the classic source for fugitive slave testimony, The Underground Railroad.
We also understand the historic role that challenges to the two party system have played in raising crucial causes that major parties eventually adopt: from abolition of slavery to the eight-hour day, from unemployment insurance to Social Security.
Following the abolition of slavery, however, the planters in the Pisco Valley complained about chronic shortages of labor, or perhaps we should say cheap labor.
At the same time that she insists that her study is not intended to be a comprehensive examination of slavery and Reconstruction, she nonetheless commits herself to a sustained historical analysis that brings to light how, after the legal abolition of slavery, liberal notions lik e will, agency, responsibility, and individuality were used to create tragic continuities between slavery and freedom.
Her other novels include Waiting for the Verdict (1868), an ambitious study of the problems awaiting the country after the abolition of slavery, and John Andross (1874), about political corruption.
According to Jellab, this copy will be added to the important documents kept in the National Archives, such as the two copies of the decree on the abolition of Slavery of January 23, 1846, and the Declaration of the Fundamental Pact (Ahd Al-Aman) of 10 September 1857.
From the abolition of slavery to Jonathon Worth, the book provides a valuable historical resource for students and general interest readers examining the Reconstruction Era and how it laid the groundwork for advancements to come.
The statesman, born in Northumberland 250 years ago today, can point to a record that includes the abolition of slavery and the first Great Reform Act.
The book begins by examining slavery on the moving frontier, and the ways in which the frontier ultimately resulted in the abolition of slavery in America.
Gellman focuses primarily on public discourse leading to the New York legislature's approval in 1799 of the gradual abolition of slavery. This law held that children born to enslaved mothers after 4 July 1799 would not be slaves; instead males would serve as bound servants until the age of twenty-eight and females until the age of twenty-five.