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But, for the descendants of those who arrived on the Clotilda, some of those difficulties are erased by the short time span that elapsed between arrival and emancipation, and the ship’s ignominy as the last of its kind.
The first two watchwords were self-explanatory, and the third went back to a hope the peasants had nourished since before emancipation in the 19th century.
Enter the one purely fictional character, Marianne Angelle (Dawn Ursula), a straight-talking free black woman and sly spy from the Caribbean, anxious to get emancipation onto the agenda of the anti-monarchy mob.
Olivewood Cemetery, which spans six acres, is Houston's first incorporated African-American burial ground, established 10 years after the emancipation of slaves in 1865.
Scores of thousands of slaves ran to the British army seeking emancipation, including many owned by George Washington.
Of course economic growth, reduction of poverty, technological modernization is one aspect of modernity, but so is social emancipation.
The uncompensated emancipation of four million people from slavery ushered in a revolutionary transformation of U.S. society led by African-Americans.
Not least of all, gradual emancipation in Missouri would upset the balance of free to slave states, threatening planter power in the long-term at the level of Congress and the Electoral College.
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First Known Use of emancipation
Synonymsliberation, enfranchisement, freeing, manumission
Related Wordsdeliverance, redemption, salvation; autonomy, freedom, independence, independency, liberty, self-government, sovereignty (also sovranty)
Near Antonymsbondage, serfdom, servitude, thralldom (or thraldom), yoke; captivity, enchainment, imprisonment, incarceration, internment; conquest, subjugation
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