antislavery movement


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antislavery movement:

see slaveryslavery,
historicially, an institution based on a relationship of dominance and submission, whereby one person owns another and can exact from that person labor or other services.
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; abolitionistsabolitionists,
in U.S. history, particularly in the three decades before the Civil War, members of the movement that agitated for the compulsory emancipation of the slaves.
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Curtis cites many instances where newspapers or political leaders instigated or condoned mob violence to silence the antislavery movement.
Fueled in part by the ideology of the antislavery movement, courts and commentators in the nineteenth century gradually insisted that freedom of contract enjoyed constitutional protection.
The literature on the antislavery movement in antebellum America is vast.
It was a case that spurred the antislavery movement and eventually helped reverse racial segregation, he said.
Len Gougeon introduces the book with a substantial "Historical Background" that explains the development of Emerson's involvement in the antislavery movement.
Nelson, The Impact of the Antislavery Movement upon Styles of Judicial Reasoning in Nineteenth Century America, 87 Harv.
At the end of the 1830s many activists in the antislavery movement, discouraged at the lack of progress they had thus far achieved in their efforts to end slavery, turned to political action, and since the Democrats and Whigs tended to avoid the slavery issue in order not to alienate their supporters in either the North or the South, the abolitionists formed their own party, the Liberty Party.
With Liberty and Justice For All" will take visitors through four key turning points in America's history: the Independence movement and Revolutionary War, the antislavery movement and Civil War, the Woman's Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement.
Local historian, trial lawyer and author Mark Bodanza presents his latest book chronicling the true story of Leominster's Frances Drake and the antislavery movement.
the solution is the antislavery movement and their abolitionist work after liberation.
The antislavery movement, Kerr-Ritchie argues, cannot be understood by studying only one country or region.
With Bury the Chains, Adam Hochschild presents the first narrative history of the British antislavery movement in more than a generation.