PREFERRED TERM
abolitionist movements  
DEFINITION
  • Although enslaved conditions persist even in the global era, the terms slavery and antislavery movements usually refer to the historical slave trade of earlier centuries. Antislavery movements, also known as abolitionist movements, aimed to abolish trade in African slaves and slavery in western Europe and the Western Hemisphere. [Source: Encyclopedia of Global Studies; Antislavery Movements]
ENTRY TERMS
  • anti-slavery movements
BELONGS TO GROUP
URI
https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/abolitionist_movements
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