He is an “abolitionist” who believes that the killing of animals for any reason is wrong.
How common was it for Quakers from England to face the abolitionist dilemma during the period before the Civil War?
As Brookhiser fully appreciates—he does not equivocate or run from the truth—Lincoln was no radical, no abolitionist.
There was scarcely such a thing in 1789 as an "abolitionist."
Free black Americans, he insists, played the crucial role of bringing British abolitionist pressure to bear on America.
He fancied he was one of the abolitionist group that had followed Anthony Burns to the last.
The abolitionist papers were at first sent all over the South.
"My father was not an abolitionist, sir," said Stephen, smiling.
Georgiana, my dear, you are an abolitionist,—your talk is fanaticism!
The abolitionist with relentless gospel even of war on the Constitution was altogether too radical for the general mind.