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act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery) abolishment , abolition
ending of slavery abolition
slavery's end abolition
doctrine that calls for the abolition of slavery abolitionism
reformer who favors abolishing slavery abolitionist , emancipationist
free from obligations or slavery affranchise , emancipate , enfranchise , manumit
United States clergyman who was a leader for the abolition of slavery (1813-1887) Beecher , Henry Ward Beecher
state of slavery bondage
second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus Book of Exodus , Exodus
Englishman who as Prime Minister implemented social reforms including the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire (1764-1845) Charles Grey , Grey , Second Earl Grey
southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery Deep South
United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861) Douglas , Little Giant , Stephen A. Douglas , Stephen Arnold Douglas
United States abolitionist who escaped from slavery and became an influential writer and lecturer in the North (1817-1895) Douglass , Frederick Douglass
slavery, to free from emancipate , enfranchise , manumit
former political party in the United States; formed in 1848 to oppose the extension of slavery into the territories; merged with the Liberty Party in 1848 Free Soil Party
any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War free state
person who has been freed from slavery freedman , freedwoman
United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879) Garrison , William Lloyd Garrison
United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896) Harriet Beecher Stowe , Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe , Stowe
(Old Testament) the 11th son of Jacob and one of the 12 patriarchs of Israel; Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors, which made his brothers jealous and they sold him into slavery in Egypt Joseph
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