Origin of abolition
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A foreigner such as Bartholdi viewed the abolition of slavery as Liberty achieved in the United States.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty
October 28, 2014
And while abolition of the air force is unlikely, the factions that believe in the primacy of boots on the ground are influential.Why the U.S. Army Is Stuck in the 19th Century
September 2, 2014
The acting President vetoed the abolition but the parliamentary move still rankles in Crimea.Crimeans Are Resigned To Pro-Russia Vote
March 15, 2014
Why isn't his first step the abolition of the State Department's outrageous program of state-sponsored serfdom?Will Obama Abolish State-Sponsored Serfdom?
March 14, 2013
There is no goal of the abolition of the State of Israel, or even its transformation into one secular democratic state.What's So Wrong With BDS?
February 7, 2013
Among the first to espouse the abolition doctrines was Judge Tilden.Cleveland Past and Present
Will you then ostracize the South and compel the abolition of slavery?Slavery Ordained of God
Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.
Elijah Lovejoy, an Illinois abolition editor, was killed by a mob.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
To the last he held to the great object of his life—the abolition of slavery.Self-Help
This is to prevent emancipation, as they call it, or abolition, I know not which.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
- the act of abolishing or the state of being abolished; annulment
- (often capital) (in British territories) the ending of the slave trade (1807) or the ending of slavery (1833): accomplished after a long campaign led by William Wilberforce
- (often capital) (in the US) the emancipation of the slaves, accomplished by the Emancipation Proclamation issued in 1863 and ratified in 1865
Word Origin and History for abolition
1520s, from Middle French abolition or directly from Latin abolitionem (nominative abolitio) "an abolition," noun of action from past participle stem of abolere "destroy" (see abolish). Specific application to "opposition to the black slave trade as a political question" is first attested 1788.