My own sense is that he did not like the old man, he saw him as an obstacle to his own self-emancipation.
By the summer of 1861, the price of slave property had fallen by more than half as self-emancipation spread.
The spirit thus become a free and rational self, has now completed its self-emancipation from nature.
They love his efforts at self-emancipation; they admire his scholarship, his piety, his taste.
self-emancipation even in the West Indian provinces of the fancy and imagination—what Wilberforce is there to bring that about?
He had not progressed so far on the road to self-emancipation as to dream of a rupture of his engagement.
Yet he submits to self-degradation rather than endure the pain and effort of self-emancipation.
Arrayed in the armor of democracy, the Zionist movement made the self-emancipation ideal of Pinsker live in the soul of Herzl.
1630s, "a setting free," from French émancipation, from Latin emancipationem (nominative emancipatio), noun of action from past participle stem of emancipare (see emancipate). Specifically with reference to U.S. slavery from 1785. In Britain, with reference to easing of restrictions on Catholics, etc.