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Abolitionism  n.  The principles or measures of abolitionists.

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"Abolitionism" Quotes from Famous Books

... from Maine or Georgia, you come from a slave-state, and a slave-pen, where the best breeds are to be bought up at any price from a livelihood to the Presidency. Abolitionism, ye gods, but expresses the ...
— The Confidence-Man • Herman Melville

... one of the matchless speeches of all history, and touched the keynote which soon swelled into a grand refrain from ocean to ocean. But even then there were those who waited for the declaration of Garrison, the great pioneer of Abolitionism. A letter written by Rev. Beriah Green to Miss Anthony, May 22, expresses the sentiment which pervaded the minds of many Abolitionists at ...
— The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2) • Ida Husted Harper

... men and women of the South, I appeal, (I quote the words of a late writer on Abolitionism, when I say,) Is man ever a creature to be trusted with wholly irresponsible power? Can anybody fail to make the inference, what the practical result will be?"[A] Although she is here speaking of slavery politically, ...
— Aunt Phillis's Cabin - Or, Southern Life As It Is • Mary H. Eastman

... towards those masters is so extraordinary, that they will take arms against their brothers already in the field, and not be liable to commit the slight error of passing over and fighting by their side? In either case, Mr. Davis's proposition, if carried out, is practical abolitionism; and we have yet to learn how a tottering edifice can be rendered any more stable by the removal of its acknowledged "cornerstone." The plan is violently opposed by the slave-owning classes: for, whatever may be proclaimed ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864 • Various

Words linked to "Abolitionism" :   ism, philosophical system, abolitionist, school of thought, doctrine, philosophy

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