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The author explores the relationship between oratorical performances on theatrical stages and those at antislavery lecterns in the antebellum US, arguing that the connection between the speaker's words and actions and the speaker's ability to provoke action through eloquence makes theater essential to the antislavery movement's consideration of forceful resistance.
Even as slavery seemed politically invincible, an antislavery majority was forming, and it was doing so with solid constitutional support.
Rose combined feminism and freethinking in entirely unusual and provocative ways: for her, the two were a single cause, with antislavery a third plank in her unitary vision of essential reforms.
Pope Francis has repeatedly pressed the global community for more progress on ending human trafficking and slavery, which he has called a "plague on humanity." Under his leadership the church has been at the forefront of multilateral antislavery and human trafficking efforts.
In 1844, Bibb began speaking to antislavery groups in Michigan.
Early abolitionists, she argues, were the nation's original critical thinkers: Phyllis Wheatley, she points out, was no "lone genius" but was "representative of an emerging African American antislavery critique of revolutionary republicanism" (31).
This collection of essays explores the history of antislavery in the Spanish Atlantic Empire.
Further, Morris analyzes how Oberlinites rose to prominence in the national antislavery movement by pioneering a "practical abolitionism" that combined political activism, moral suasion, and civil disobedience.
As Douglass and other American abolitionists strove to form antislavery bonds with English, Scottish, and Irish humanitarians, it would have been impossible for the Americans abroad like Douglass or William Lloyd Garrison to escape the consternation around the Repeal of Union movement in Ireland, especially that immediately following Irish statesman Daniel O'Connell's recent arrest and release from prison in 1843-44.
Oscar winning director Steve McQueen, who made the film 12 Years A Slave, is patron of the AntiSlavery campaign group which celebrated the 175th anniversary of Anti-Slavery International at a gala evening in London.
The other chapters cover slavery, antislavery, and abolition.
In this Article, I seek to revive his memory by tracing the arc of his career from antislavery lawyer, to antislavery politician, to Chief Justice of the United States.