Proslavery Pro*slav"er*y, a. [Pref. pro- + slavery.] Favoring slavery. -- n. Advocacy of slavery. [1913 Webster]

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  • Proslavery — ideology arose in the antebellum United States. It began as a reaction to the growing antislavery movement in the United States in the late 18th century and early 19th century. Contents 1 Need for a defense 2 Political proslavery 3 See also …   Wikipedia

  • proslavery — ☆ proslavery [prō slāv′ər ē ] adj. in favor of slavery …   English World dictionary

  • proslavery — (ˈ)prō+ adjective Etymology: pro (II) + slavery : favoring slavery; specifically : favoring the continuance of or noninterference with Negro slavery the proslavery states of the era before the Civil War * * * proslaver, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • proslavery — proslaver, n. proslaveryism, n. /proh slay veuh ree, slayv ree/, adj. 1. favoring slavery. 2. U.S. Hist. favoring the continuance of the institution of slavery of blacks, or opposed to interference with it. n. 3. the favoring or support of… …   Universalium

  • proslavery — adj. favoring slavery, supporting the enslavement of Blacks in the United States …   English contemporary dictionary

  • proslavery — pro·slavery …   English syllables

  • Bleeding Kansas — Part of Prelude to American Civil War Date 1854 to 1860 Location Kansas and Missouri Result …   Wikipedia

  • Bleeding Kansas — Term applied to a period of civil unrest (1854–59) between proslavery and antislavery advocates for control of the new Kansas Territory. Under the doctrine of popular sovereignty, antislavery emigrants from the North clashed with armed proslavery …   Universalium

  • Topeka Constitution — (1855) Resolution to establish an antislavery territorial government in Kansas. To counter the proslavery government established after passage of the Kansas Nebraska Act, antislavery settlers met in Topeka to draft a constitution that banned… …   Universalium

  • History of Kansas — The history of Kansas is rich with the lore of the American Old West. Located on the eastern edge of the Great Plains, the U.S. state of Kansas was the home of nomadic Native American tribes who hunted the vast herds of bison. The region first… …   Wikipedia

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