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abolitionist (ab" uh LISH uh nist) (s) (noun), abolitionists (pl)
1. Someone who supports getting rid of something, such as a system, a practice, or an institution: Stanley was considered an abolitionist who led the students' cause to eliminate unfair grading systems.
Abolitionists believed that slavery violated the basic human rights of freedom and so they insisted on making slavery illegal by proposing new antislavery laws for the country.
The most influential publication before the Civil War was Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), the best-selling novel and play by Harriet Beecher Stowe, the most famous abolitionist of the time.
Harriet Stowe emphasized the horrors that abolitionists had long claimed about slavery.2. People who want to destroy a law or practice of some kind: The abolitionists against the cruel treatment of animals included several groups across the entire country.
As an abolitionist, Monroe Jones fought to end the practice of slavery in the United States before the Civil War.
The elimination of slavery and the conflict between the abolitionists and those in favor of slavery were factors that led to the Civil War in America.
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