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  • Both Mr. and Mrs. Johnson took a deep and lively interest in our
    welfare. They proved themselves quite worthy of the name of abolitionists.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • People would call me a low-down Abolitionist and despise me for keeping mum—but that don’t make no difference.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Indeed, those who stare at the half-peck of corn a week, and love to count the lashes on the slave’s back, are seldom the "stuff" out of which reformers and abolitionists are to be made.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Abolitionists were becoming hopeful that more profound death penalty reform or possibly a moratorium might be achievable.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • "I will never stand by and see my native soil polluted by a horde of Abolition incendiaries" or for that matter by the "lowest and most contemptible race upon the face of God’s earth,"
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Henry Ward Beecher was, of course, the nineteenth-century abolitionist—and fiery sermonizer for human rights—after whom this school was named," Mr. Tushman was saying when I started paying attention again.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Why, wife, you are getting to be an abolitionist, quite.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Enough to answer one more preacher, one more abolitionist and a town full of disgust.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • The "Centenary" was a reference to the fact that the scholarship was established one hundred years after the abolition of slavery in Jamaica.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • I know that their abolition of all scientific research does not mean a damn to you or me, and that you would want me to continue.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged

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  • That was the case at present, the only difference being that the competitive wage system compelled a man to work all the time to live, while, after the abolition of privilege and exploitation, any one would be able to support himself by an hour’s work a day.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The so-called ’abolition of private property’ which took place in the middle years of the century meant, in effect, the concentration of property in far fewer hands than before: but with this difference, that the new owners were a group instead of a mass of individuals.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The abolition of the Vatican is nonnegotiable.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • You quite shock me; if you mean a fling at the slave-trade, I assure you Mr. Suckling was always rather a friend to the abolition.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Suppose I kept a fine stallion in one of my fields, and suddenly one of your Northern abolitionists came up and insisted I should free it.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • You heard, no doubt, Avdotya Romanovna, when you were with them the story of the servant Philip who died of ill treatment he received six years ago, before the abolition of serfdom.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The English abolitionists with whom we came in contact never seemed to tire of talking about these two Americans.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • The son was an abolitionist almost before the sentiment had become a word to percolate down from the North.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Now that particular body of water is significant in the novel, separating as it does slaveholding Kentucky from abolitionist Ohio.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • They also fought for the abolition of slavery and for a more humane treatment of criminals.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Some believe that the abolitionists have already made them free, and that it is established by law, but that their masters prevent the law from going into effect.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • He had long been thinking of entering the army and would have done so had he not been hindered, first, by his membership of the Society of Freemasons to which he was bound by oath and which preached perpetual peace and the abolition of war, and secondly, by the fact that when he saw the great mass of Muscovites who had donned uniform and were talking patriotism, he somehow felt ashamed to take the step.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Now, by the abolition of serfdom we have been deprived of our authority; and so our husbandry, where it had been raised to a high level, is bound to sink to the most savage primitive condition.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Independence from Spain and then the abolition of slavery precipitated the conditions of honorable decadence in which Dr. Juvenal Urbino had been born and raised.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Among the talkers, was Stryver, of the King’s Bench Bar, far on his way to state promotion, and, therefore, loud on the theme: broaching to Monseigneur, his devices for blowing the people up and exterminating them from the face of the earth, and doing without them: and for accomplishing many similar objects akin in their nature to the abolition of eagles by sprinkling salt on the tails of the race.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Question: But you think that their abolition would damage a class of practitioners?
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • It’s a beautiful Utopian dream of the abolition of war, diplomacy, banks, and so on—something after the fashion of socialism, indeed.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Resistance to Civil Government
  • The abolition of existing property relations is not at all a distinctive feature of Communism.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • …Lopez, John Brown, Garibaldi; it is everywhere where the future is being lighted up, at Boston in 1779, at the Isle de Leon in 1820, at Pesth in 1848, at Palermo in 1860, it whispers the mighty countersign: Liberty, in the ear of the American abolitionists grouped about the boat at Harper’s Ferry, and in the ear of the patriots of Ancona assembled in the shadow, to the Archi before the Gozzi inn on the seashore; it creates Canaris; it creates Quiroga; it creates Pisacane; it irradiates…
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Phaedrus’ argument for the abolition of the degree-and— grading system produced a nonplussed or negative reaction in all but a few students at first, since it seemed, on first judgment, to destroy the whole University system.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • We advocated the redivision of land on an equitable basis; the abolition of color bars prohibiting Africans from doing skilled work; and the need for free and compulsory education.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The abolition of armed forces had at once almost doubled the world’s effective wealth, and increased production had done the rest.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • That must be the starting point of any abolitionist movement.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • This is the biggest lot of abolitionist trash I ever saw.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • Whigs and abolitionists in the North claimed the war was contrived by Southerners to acquire another slave state.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The abolition movement, in Booth’s mind, is the real cause of the Civil War, a serpent that must be crushed.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The implication is clear: Lincoln was half abolitionist and the Emancipation Proclamation was fulfillment of that young promise.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • A no less rapid change was effected in the interior of society, where the law of descent completed the abolition of local influences.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • They comforted themselves, however, in the belief that the proposed abolition of war was impracticable for any length of time together.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth’s Holocaust
  • An international league whose goal was the abolition of capital punishment had just been formed in all civilized countries.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • In 1773, Rush had published a pamphlet attacking slavery, and in 1774, the year the First Congress convened, he had helped organize the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • All this was much helped by the abolition of the squalor which our immediate ancestors put up with so coolly; and by the leisurely, but not stupid, country-life which now grew (as I told you before) to be common amongst us.
    William Morris  --  News from Nowhere
  • If anything has come to us that will finally draw the questions of slavery and abolition into public debate, it is this event.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • The Virginia Assembly met in December, z83 The subject of slavery was introduced because some of the counties, alarmed by the Nat Turner insurrection, had petitioned for the gradual emancipation of the slaves or for abolition of slavery.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less able to pervade the whole Union, just like a malady is more likely to taint a specific county or district than an entire State.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • When Lacedaemon was brought into the league by Philopoemen, it was attended with an abolition of the institutions and laws of Lycurgus, and an adoption of those of the Achaeans.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • After the confrontation, appalled at what had to be some military alliance between abolitionist Russia (Nicholas having freed the serfs in 1861) and a Union that paid lip service to abolition while it kept its own industrial laborers in a kind of wage-slavery, Peter Pinguid stayed in his cabin for weeks, brooding.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • They’ve already lessened the terrors of meningitis and pneumonia, and yellow fever is on the verge of complete abolition through Noguchi’s work, and I have no doubt their hospital, with its enormous resources and splendidly co-operating minds, will be the first to find something to alleviate diabetes.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • She is to him the reality of romance, the leaner good sense of nonsense, the unveiling of his eyes, the freeing of his soul, the abolition of time, place and circumstance, the etherealization of his blood into rapturous rivers of the very water of life itself, the revelation of all the mysteries and the sanctification of all the dogmas.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
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