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immediatism

[ih-mee-dee-uh-tiz-uh m]
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noun U.S. History.
  1. a policy for the immediate abolition of slavery.

Origin of immediatism

First recorded in 1815–25; immediate + -ism
Related formsim·me·di·a·tist, noun
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Examples from the Web for immediatism

Historical Examples

  • These English abolitionists were coming to "immediatism" from 1824, and their influence told in America.

    The Negro and the Nation

    George S. Merriam

  • Their doctrine of immediatism—if we may invent a new term—is always one and the same, and always has been.

    Abolition a Sedition

    Geo. W. Donohue

  • Garrison, consequently rejected gradualism as a weapon, and took up instead the great and quickening doctrine of immediatism.

    William Lloyd Garrison

    Archibald H. Grimke


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