Definition Of abolitionist

noun

a person who favors the abolition of a practice or institution, especially capital punishment or (formerly) slavery.

The themes of slavery and the abolitionist movement are clearly presented in the film - not just underlying themes as in the book.

Example Of abolitionist

  • Beyond the predominantly traditionalist sentiments of most Americans on capital punishment, two main explanations account for why America's death penalty politics remain distinctive and resistant to abolitionism .

  • If Catholics and fundamentalists follow their leadership in crusading against the death penalty, public sentiment may bring abolitionism back into fashion.

  • If you don't understand the role of religious faith as the foundation for influential movements from temperance, to prison reform, to abolitionism , then you don't understand American history.

  • In the 1830s feminism as a self-conscious movement grew around abolitionism , particularly around the individualist anarchist William Lloyd Garrison.

  • It is indeed possible that his story, and others like it, were instrumental in the foundation of the abolitionist movement.


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