Meaning of abolitionism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌabəˈlɪʃənɪz(ə)m/

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‘If you don't understand the role of religious faith as the foundation for influential movements from temperance, to prison reform, to abolitionism, then you don't understand American history.’
  • ‘In the 1830s feminism as a self-conscious movement grew around abolitionism, particularly around the individualist anarchist William Lloyd Garrison.’
  • ‘This is foolish since our greatest political movements - abolitionism, civil rights, etc. - were religious before they were political.’
  • ‘Public sentiment may bring abolitionism back into fashion.’
  • ‘Beyond the predominantly traditionalist sentiments of most Americans on capital punishment, two main explanations account for why America's death penalty politics remain distinctive and resistant to abolitionism.’