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noun as in person wanting something ended

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Like most abolitionists of the day — including her mentor, William Lloyd Garrison, founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society — Child was committed to nonviolence.

Tyler spent the last years of his life railing against Abraham Lincoln and the abolitionist movement.

A later resident was Lucy Caldwell, who held meetings of an abolitionist society in the house.

I talked to Herzing about the wave of attention that abolition has gotten in 2020 and why she says that the abolitionist imagination is far from limited.

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If you really want an abolitionist future, you need to work for an abolitionist future.

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As Brookhiser fully appreciates—he does not equivocate or run from the truth—Lincoln was no radical, no abolitionist.

That woman, an island hero, Betto Douglas, may have been a relative of the famous American abolitionist, Frederick Douglass.

He was a devout Christian, you see, and a conservative; and yet at the same time a stern abolitionist.

Until the 1830s, free blacks were barred from most abolitionist societies.

Free black Americans, he insists, played the crucial role of bringing British abolitionist pressure to bear on America.

Many southern states passed resolutions requesting the northern states to forbid the publication of abolitionist papers.

Osborne is a sneaking Yankee, an abolitionist, and the old fool can't keep his mouth shut.

People would call me a low-down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum—but that don't make no difference.

He began as a thorough, out-and-out abolitionist; during the war he was a stanch Republican, and a firm admirer of Charles Sumner.

His success in Washington was brilliant, but he found trouble, owing to his abolitionist opinions, and had to resign.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abolitionist, such as: activist, advocate, opponent, and revolutionary.

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