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1. (in British territories) the ending of the slave trade (1807) or the ending of slavery (1833): accomplished after a long campaign led by William Wilberforce
2. (in the US) the emancipation of the slaves, accomplished by the Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863 and ratified in 1865
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Conventional and revisionist historical accounts incorrectly overemphasize this link to "narrow religious concerns" (105) she argues, concluding her historical defense of the abolitionists' merits by noting: "Viewed from a world historical perspective, the legacy of the abolition movement has hardly been one of intolerance and war" (108).
Armed with these convictions, we take the opportunity presented by the 11th World Day against the Death Penalty to reiterate our unrelenting dedication to the abolition movement in Europe and all over the world.
Subject matter that unsurprisingly receive a lot of attention include the institution of slavery and the abolition movement, temperance, women's rights, education, politics, emancipation, racism, suffrage, and historical personalities, namely John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, and Abraham Lincoln.
By the 1850s, Emerson's work seemed anticlimactic compared to the essays of his younger years; perhaps surprisingly, his older works grew more popular even as Emerson diverted his attention from those ideas to focus on the abolition movement.
For example, the British abolition movement and the important roles of the Sierra Leone Company and of Freetown in the Atlantic diaspora are not discussed adequately.
You'll see how the abolition movement took root here, led by the indomitable Laura Smith Haviland, and how the divergent politics of Lewis Cass and Zachariah Chandler mirrored the trials and tensions on the national scene.
Captive Genders draws the reader to the inevitable, revolutionary conclusion that taking away tools of repression, taking people out of prisons, and tearing down institutional walls are necessary, but not sufficient tasks of the prison abolition movement.
As the abolition movement strengthened its hold on British society in the decades before 1833, the proceeds of slave-owning went underground, 'sanitised' into financial instruments, such as mortgages and annuities.
The A-bomb victims have overcome their hard feelings against the United States,'' he said, adding attendance by anyone who represents a nuclear power is welcome as it could boost the nuclear abolition movement.
The abolition movement therefore set out not to free slaves "but to offer a replacement for slavery consisting of more rigorous and systematic punitive measures" (151).
The article examines the various educational moments that appear in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and then uses those moments to explore Jacobs' role in the abolition movement as well as her impetus to open her own school, the Jacobs Free School in Alexandria, Virginia in 1864.
Before his arrival in Beijing, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman had said of Obama "He is a black President, and he understands the slavery abolition movement and Lincoln"s major significance for that movement.