Abolitionism was the movement to end slavery. Slavery, which has existed since ancient times, became more prevalent than ever from the 1500s to the 1800s. In the late 1700s, reformers seeking to end slavery began spreading their beliefs and organizing abolitionist societies. Britain and other nations soon limited or eradicated their links to slavery, but the practice remained strong in the United States. Through the 1800s, slavery became increasingly important to the agricultural economy of the... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2017. 2p.