[an-tee-sley-vuh-ree, -sleyv-ree, an-tahy-]
- opposition to slavery.
- of or relating to antislavery: The antislavery movement in the United States gained momentum in the early 19th century.
Origin of antislavery
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Examples from the Web for antislavery
The first two volumes concentrated almost exclusively on the white male leaders of the antislavery campaign.How Blacks Freed Themselves from Slavery
February 18, 2014
She heard them discuss woman's rights, which had divided the antislavery ranks.
Almost every Sunday the antislavery Quakers met at the Anthony farm.
These men were in touch with Charles Sumner and other antislavery members of Congress.
It must be borne in mind that the antislavery movement began in the South.Stories Of Georgia
Joel Chandler Harris
We do not oppose California on account of the antislavery clause in her constitution.Robert Toombs
Pleasant A. Stovall
- opposed to slavery, esp slavery of Black people
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