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Synonyms for abolitionist

a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

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Channing, Rugemer points out, made an impact in the North, including upon rising political abolitionists like Charles Sumner.
All three were compelled by the Abolitionist cause.
The storm of backlash plunged Child and her husband, already cash-strapped from their joint abolitionist work, into financial despair.
Dreems Community choir, who made it to the last 15 of the Last Choir Standing contest, was due to sing at The Public, in West Bromwich, alongside storyteller Clive Cole, who plays the part of Britain's leading black abolitionist, Olaudah Equiano.
This strategy, DeLombard contends, brought abolitionist arguments to the "court of public opinion" and incorporated voices that the legal system had effectively neglected, particularly African Americans and women (1).
Women's societies, Salerno demonstrates, pioneered many important abolitionist strategies.
In 1856, South Carolina Representative Preston Brooks went to the floor of the Senate and used his cane to beat abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner senseless.
Similarly at this time, those opposed to slavery as well as those who viewed foreigners (especially Catholics) as a threat, also organized politically in the state; the fact that many Whigs also harbored abolitionist or nativist sentiments would continue to vex Seward during his four years as governor.
First, he argues that, while the pro-slavery side planted itself wholly on "constitutional justice" and the abolitionist side grounded itself on "natural justice," Lincoln managed to commit himself to both.
ON JANUARY 27, 1843, in a resolution adopted by the American Anti-Slavery Society, the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison famously denounced the U.
Educated in France, his skill in fencing and amazing talent as a violin virtuoso earned him a distinguished place in French high society and the court of Versailles; yet he was not content to simply bask in court life, choosing to support the abolitionist movement, take part in the Haitian slave revolt, and join the French Revolution in the hope of ending slavery.
Both writers point out that the abolitionist movement and the New Negro movement respectively were viewed as failures, despite the deep impact they made in revising racist notions of black identity.
Because the English saw what was happening in France itself with its notion of freedom, the abolitionist cause in England suffered a setback.
Passed down in the family of abolitionist Amasa Walker, this was Wheatley's only letter to ever appear at an auction.
Already being compared to Roots, this novel is best suited for mature YA readers, and accompanied by discussions about early African culture and sensibility, acts of resistance executed by slaves (alone and in partnerships with indentured servants), and abolitionist efforts.