from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially negro slavery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who favors the abolition of some law, institution, or custom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
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The main abolitionist organization in the U.S. was the The American Missionary Association, indenominational Christian but growing out of the evangelical movement.
Of course our people did not know what the word abolitionist meant; they evidently
The Portent, in 1859, a poem in which he calls the abolitionist John Brown hanging in a tree "
He knew an abolitionist was a person who wanted to end slavery.
He affects to hate the abolitionist, which is odd, considering that he helps him in his dirty work of Disunion.
North is divided into two sections, of which one may be called abolitionist, and the other non-abolitionist.
But for most of his 59 years, the abolitionist was a clean- shaven entrepreneur -- a mercantilist everyman in the rapidly expanding economy of the 19th century.
Sakow, who definitively identifies herself as an "abolitionist," was in New York City on January 7th, the day before she was scheduled to leave for Israel.
I will say to you -- what about the massacre of supposed 'abolitionist' German immigrants in 1862 and 1863, with dozens killed by crazed mobs, and at least nineteen hanged by the Confederates?
As a matter of fact, the term "abolitionist" was often equated with "atheism" due to the fact that they were disobeying a divine edict.