Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An advocate of colonization; specifically, in United States history, one who favored colonization of emancipated slaves and free negroes, preferably in Africa, as the best remedy for the evils and dangers produced by slavery. Also colonisationist.
- n. An advocate of colonizationism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A friend to colonization, esp. (U. S. Hist) to the colonization of Africa by emigrants from the colored population of the United States.
- colonization + -ist (Wiktionary)
“Professor Bell pointed out that Delany, like H.nry H. Garnet, had been anti-colonizationist in the 1840s.”
“Listen a moment to the cant of the colonizationist.”
“The colonizationist hoped, by offering to the free Negro an attractive home in Africa, to induce conscientious masters everywhere to liberate their slaves, and to give rise to a growing popular sentiment condemning slavery, which would in time result in its extinction.”
“The author begins with the first attack upon slavery, the early anti-slavery movement in Kentucky, the colonizationist idea, the work of the anti-slavery societies, and the efforts of the church to exterminate the evil.”
“Finley was in communication with Paul Cuffe, the only practical colonizationist in America.”
“I am pronouncedly, and have been since I first stepped upon the soil of my fatherland in 1878, an African colonizationist, but I am so in a strictly qualified sense, as is shown in the official statement made to my and your government -- made from the United States Consulate-General, Monrovia, under the date of February 21, 1883.”
Africa and the American Negro...Addresses and Proceedings of the Congress on Africa Held Under the Auspices of the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa of Gammon Theological Seminary in Connection with the Cotton States and International Exposition December 13-15, 1895.
“They rejected the proposition of the Cincinnati Conference of the M.E. Church to establish, or aid in establishing, a school of a high order for colored youth, upon the ground that it seemed to be the scheme of an avowed colonizationist, *”
“He is for no half-measures, -- he avows himself a free-soiler, an emancipationist, an abolitionist, a colonizationist.”
“Professor David Christy, the great colonizationist, said in a lecture delivered in 1855, --”
“Patriotism makes us a freesoiler; state pride makes us an emancipationist; a profound sense of duty to the South makes us an abolitionist; a reasonable degree of fellow feeling for the negro, makes us a colonizationist.”
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