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  Abolitionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One particular project of the abolitionists was the establishment of Sierra Leone as a settlement for former slaves of the British Empire back in Africa.
The abolitionist movement was begun by the activities of African-Americans, especially in the fl church, who argued that the old Biblical justifications for slavery contradicted the New Testament.
Abolitionist principles were the basis for the later US civil rights movement of the mid 20th century.
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 Encyclopedia: Abolitionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, the decision was used by American abolitionists to justify Personal Liberty Laws, and was overturned in the United States by 1843 Supreme Court decision of Prigg v.
Thomas Garret was a Quaker Abolitionist and a notable stationmaster of the Underground Railroad.
Angelina Emily Grimk (1805–1879) was an abolitionist and suffragette.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Abolitionism   (5418 words)

  
 Abolitionist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frederick Douglass - Abolitionist and Editor Includes sections on The Slave Years, The Beginnings of an Abolitionist, The Rochester Years, The Civil War Years - The Fight for Emancipation, Life After the 13th Amendment, Chronology and Further Reading.
Garrison, William Lloyd A study of Garrison's views on non-resistance, their influence in the abolitionist movement, and lessons for the future.
The Civil Abolitionist Quarterly of recent news and opinion demonstrating the serious drawbacks of animal experimentation.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Abolitionist.html   (275 words)

  
 From Slave to Abolitionist/Editor
He also believed that the U.S. Constitution upheld slavery, for it stated that nonfree individuals (slaves) should be counted as three-fifths of a person in the census figures used for determining a state's share of the national taxes and its number of seats in the House of Representatives.
Many abolitionists thought he was growing in his ability too quickly and that audiences were no longer as sympathetic to him, they thought it was best to keep a little of the plantation speech, it was not a good idea for him to seem too learned.
The goal of his paper would be to proclaim the abolitionist cause and fight for fl equality.
www.history.rochester.edu /class/douglass/part2.html   (3157 words)

  
 The Black Abolitionist Papers: Vol. I: The British Isles, 1830-1865, Edited by C. Peter Ripley. Introduction.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Generally, they were professional abolitionists, who, by the time of their visits, were combating slavery and racial prejudice in some consistent and substantial fashion; most were devoting their energies to antislavery agitation in the United States or to aiding fugitive slaves in Canada.
Abolitionists usually shared a general interest in temperance, prison, peace, and other reforms, and they knew that reform meetings drew participants who were curious about slavery, if not active in the movement.
In the United States, fl abolitionists were outsiders, accustomed to the cooperation and hospitality of a small portion of the population and a smaller number of political, civic, and community leaders.
uncpress.unc.edu /chapters/ripley_black1.html   (13117 words)

  
 The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic, by Richard S. Newman. Introduction.
Abolitionist petitions routinely pushed state and federal governments to prohibit the domestic and overseas slave trade, to stop slavery's westward expansion, and to eradicate the institution itself in federally controlled areas, such as the District of Columbia.
Despite the impact of these extensive societal changes, second-wave abolitionists were not merely "reactors" (suddenly set in motion by a change in economic philosophy or political ideology) but agents of history who changed with the times and changed their times.
When Elizabeth Chandler told would-be abolitionist women that they "must give it their active exertions" to finally end slavery, she spoke the keynote for a whole new generation of activists—fl as well as white, women as well as men, nonelites as well as the so-called better sort.
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 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: American History (1994): Chapter Six: The Abolitionists (4/15)
The abolitionist movement that emerged in the early 1830s was combative, uncompromising and insistent upon an immediate end to slavery.
Other abolitionists, unwilling to subscribe to his law-defying tactics, held that reform should be accomplished by legal and peaceful means.
In addition, abolitionists decided to flood Congress with petitions calling for a ban on slavery in the District of Columbia.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/H/1994/ch6_p4.htm   (664 words)

  
 African American Odyssey: Abolition, Anti-Slavery Movements, and the Rise of the Sectional Controversy (Part 1)
Abolitionist and women's rights advocate Sojourner Truth was enslaved in New York until she was an adult.
White abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, born in 1805, had a particular fondness for poetry, which he believed to be "naturally and instinctively on the side of liberty." He used verse as a vehicle for enhancing anti-slavery sentiment.
This abolitionist tract, distributed by the Sunday School Union, uses actual life stories about slave children separated from their parents or mistreated by their masters to excite the sympathy of free children.
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 Reader's Companion to American History - -ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Their propounding of these goals distinguished abolitionists from the broad-based political opposition to slavery's westward expansion that took form in the North after 1840 and raised issues leading to the Civil War.
Although abolitionist feelings had been strong during the American Revolution and in the Upper South during the 1820s, the abolitionist movement did not coalesce into a militant crusade until the 1830s.
Although historians debate the extent of the abolitionists' influence on the nation's political life after 1840, their impact on northern culture and society is undeniable.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_000300_abolitionist.htm   (1020 words)

  
 Whittier, John Greenleaf -> Abolitionist and Poet on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He declared himself an abolitionist in the pamphlet Justice and Expediency (1833) and went to the unpopular national antislavery convention.
In 1834-35 he sat in the Massachusetts legislature; he ran for Congress on the Liberty ticket in 1842 and was a founder of the Republican party.
He also worked staunchly behind the political scene to further the abolitionist cause and was an active antislavery editor until 1840, when frail health forced him to retire to his Amesbury home.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/WhittrJG_AbolitionistandPoet.asp   (600 words)

  
 Unit 3: Abolition and the Civil War
Abolitionists were a minority in American society, and Garrison's views were particularly controversial because of their uncompromising tone.
Whereas some abolitionists urged a more gradual end to slavery, Garrison was passionate in his commitment to complete and immediate freedom for slaves.
Some ideas for inclusion in an abolitionist paper are: excerpts from articles written by Garrison and Douglass (visit http://www.civnet.org/resources/teach/basic/part4/18.htm), creative responses to these articles in the form of letters to the editor, selected slave narratives (visit http://www.xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/wpa/wpahome.htm/), and cartoons or posters (visit http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam005.html or http://www.boondocksnet.com/cartoons).
www.npg.si.edu /edu/brush/guide/unit3/abolut.html   (1045 words)

  
 White and Black Abolitionist Compared; Garrison's "Liberator" & Douglass' "North Star"
During this period, abolitionists, those who "insisted slavery undermined the freedom, righteousness, order, and prosperity of all society" (McInerney, 8) sought to identify, denounce and abolish this cruel institution using their rights of free speech and free press.
In other words, the evils of slavery were expressed by abolitionists in an attempt to convince American society that slavery was not only morally wrong, but it also went against the goal of the republic, which was liberty and equality for all.
This was the beginning of the abolitionist newspaper the Liberator, which Garrison used as a forum for his opinions on slavery and abolition.
www.gwu.edu /%7Ee73afram/abm-kf-am.html   (2493 words)

  
 abolitionist: Massachusetts Abolitionist Silas Soule - Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Abolitionist Examiner (TAE) is a sister publication to The Multiracial Activist.
The Abolitionist Examiner is registered with the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
The Abolitionist The Underground Railroad may be defined as the organized effort to assist runaway slaves in their dash for freedom.
www.sspsb.com /abolitionist.html   (274 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - John Brown, American abolitionist (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
An ardent abolitionist (he once kept a station on the Underground Railroad at Richmond, Pa.), Brown in 1855 settled with five of his sons in Kansas to help win the state for freedom.
His exploits as a leader of an antislavery band received wide publicity, especially in abolitionist journals, and as Old Brown of Osawatomie he became nationally known.
Late in 1857 he began to enlist men for a project that he apparently had had in mind for some time and that took definite form at a convention of his followers held at Chatham, Ont., the next spring.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/BrownJ-US.html   (584 words)

  
 Abolition: The African-American Mosaic (Library of Congress Exhibition)
Other publications advertise abolitionist rallies, some of which are pictured in prints from contemporaneous periodicals.
Although women were heavily involved in abolitionist activities, opinion was divided as to their proper role.
Abolitionist materials aimed at women often appealed to their sympathetic feeling as wives and mothers for the plight of slave women who might be separated from their husbands or children.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/african/afam005.html   (1558 words)

  
 Definition of Abolitionist Party of Canada
The Abolitionist Party was a Canadian political party founded by perennial candidate John C. Turmel on a platform of:
Unlike many Canadian social credit parties, the Abolitionists were not social conservatives, advocating, for instance, the legalization of marijuana and gambling.
The Abolitionist Party nominated 80 candidates in the 1993 federal election, who collected only 9,141 votes between them.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Abolitionist_Party_of_Canada   (356 words)

  
 Abolitionist Art- African-American History Through the Arts
Black abolitionists had a special year in 1829, David Walker's "Appeal" was a blast against slavery, and the protest by George Moses Horton from North Carolina was cried out in his "Hope of Liberty." When the period of armed abolitionism began, African-Americans were ready to join whites in fighting slavery.
White abolitionists took great pride in speaking against the popular belief that fls were not able to learn to write, read, or make decisions, Black abolitionists spoke and wrote about the emancipation of slaves, Most of African-Americans papers written before the Civil War were those which endorsed emancipation.
Along with contributing and active Negro abolitionists such as Sojourner Truth, Charles Gardner, Henry Garnet, Benjamin Banneker, and Garrison, Frederick Douglass was one of the most prominent of his time, A fugitive slave, he was first introduced to the movement when, in 1841, he attended an antislavery convention in Nantucket.
cghs.dade.k12.fl.us /african-american/precivil/abolition.htm   (735 words)

  
 Anti-Slavery Movement: Women in the Movement
This society was one of many abolitionist societies run by whites.
Among these great reformers were: Lucy Stone, who taught fugitive slaves how to read and write; the Grimké sisters, who spoke against slavery even though their father was a slave-holder; Abby Kelly, who joined Frederick Douglas on his first speaking tours; and Susan B. Anthony, who was a general agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
For more than forty years, Truth preached, taught, and testified the “truth.” Not only was she an abolitionist, but a feminist as well.
cghs.dade.k12.fl.us /slavery/anti-slavery_movement/women.htm   (1062 words)

  
 Biography: Lewis Tappan
LEWIS TAPPAN (1788-1863), one of the most influential abolitionists in Antebellum America, was born in Northampton, Mass.
This sentiment repeatedly incited mob action against the abolitionists and free fls in the Northeast and in the Midwest.
Typical of many abolitionists, he proposed reforming the system from within and tirelessly worked to win over churches and missionary societies to his views.
www.sun.ac.za /forlang/bergman/real/amistad/history/msp/bio_tappan.htm   (844 words)

  
 Abolition: The African-American Mosaic (Library of Congress Exhibition)
Abolition >> Prominent Abolitionists -- Abolition and Slavery
Anti-colonization sentiment was common in abolitionist publications such as The Anti-Slavery Picknick, a collection of speeches, poems, dialogues, and songs intended for use in schools and anti-slavery meetings.
Well-known abolitionists such as Maria W. Chapman, a spirited speaker, song writer, and editor of many volumes of The Liberty Bell songbook, and Helen E. Garrison, wife of William Lloyd Garrison, were involved in the event.
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 Unshackled / Britain's abolitionist triumph was a landmark in social justice movements
Until the late 18th century, when the British slavery abolitionist movement began, the idea of eliminating one of the fundamental aspects of the British Empire's economy was unimaginable.
Hochschild's dramatic narrative begins with the formation of the original abolitionist committee in 1787 by Thomas Clarkson, a fiery Church of England deacon -- the committee itself becoming a landmark in the history of modern civil society.
Buoyed by these triumphs, the abolitionist movement seemed set for victory, but slave interests fought back, waging the 18th century equivalent of a media campaign by publishing articles in newspapers.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2005/01/23/RVGDGAQB471.DTL   (901 words)

  
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If the planet is to save itself by mobilizing manpower, the Abolitionists say that this is the "saviour" software which can turn the hell of the 20th Century to the heaven of the 21st Century seven years early.
If you are lucky enough to have an Abolitionist Party candidate on the ballot in your riding, I encourage you to vote for the Abolitionists Party's Program rather than voting for the other Partys' people.
The implementation of the Abolitionist's program will save you a lot of money and move Canada out of the dark ages and into the future as a strong nation built on an abundant and solid financial base.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /ip/government/fedelect/nat/abolit/abolsolution   (777 words)

  
 Tiny Warren County town celebrates its abolitionist past   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 35-year-old is the great-great-great-great-grandson of abolitionist Cynthia Catlin Miller, who had tea with Douglass at her home in Sugar Grove during the original convention.
Miller's involvement in the abolitionist movement is detailed in the PBS documentary "Safe Harbor," which focuses on the Underground Railroad in Western Pennsylvania.
He would love to get that same spirit in Rochester, he said, which also held abolitionist conventions and where the remains of Douglass, his first and second wives and two of his daughters are located.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05168/523167.stm   (675 words)

  
 ZNet | Vision & Strategy | Notebook of a Prison Abolitionist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In his autobiography, Frederick Douglass recalls how as a slave he would occasionally hear of the "abolitionists." He did not know the full meaning of the word at first, but he heard it used in ways that he found appealing.
If we are allow ourselves to be guided by the principles of social justice, community self-determination, and personal transformation rather than the violence, racism, and retribution that characterize the Master's house, the house will eventually collapse and a better world will arise.
I am an abolitionist because I find a great hope in the abolitionists that have gone before me. This is why I am an abolitionist.
www.zmag.org /content/print_article.cfm?itemID=3831§ionID=41   (1376 words)

  
 OKCupid! The Feminism Test / Gender Abolitionist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This means that you feel the best way to destroy patriarchal oppression is to rid ourselves of misguided gender roles, and instead live in a society that does not make such marked assumptions about gender differences.
The Gender Abolitionist is culturally radical, but rather conservative when it comes to sexual liberation and politics.
A gender abolitionist would claim gender should be like fingernail length--it shouldn't be part of someone's identity.
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