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Emancipation generally means to free a person from a previous restraint or legal disability. More broadly, it is also used for efforts to procure economic and social rights, political rights or equality, often for a specifically disenfranchised group, or more generally, in discussion of many matters.
Among others, Karl Marx discussed political emancipation in his 1844 essay "On the Jewish Question", although often in addition to (or in contrast with) the term human emancipation. Marx's views of political emancipation in this work were summarized by one writer as entailing "equal status of individual citizens in relation to the state, equality before the law, regardless of religion, property, or other 'private' characteristics of individual people."
"Political emancipation" as a phrase is less common in modern usage, especially outside academic, foreign or activist contexts. However, similar concepts may be referred to by other terms. For instance, in the United States the Civil Rights Movement culminated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which can collectively be seen as further realization of events such as the Emancipation Proclamation and abolition of slavery a century earlier. In the current and former British West Indies islands the holiday Emancipation Day is celebrated to mark the end of the Atlantic slave trade.
- Catholic emancipation
- Dunmore's Proclamation
- Ecclesiastical emancipation
- Emancipation of minors
- Emancipation Proclamation
- Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia
- Emancipation Day
- Jewish emancipation
- Liberation (disambiguation)
- Political freedom
- Revolution (disambiguation)
- Women's suffrage
- Youth rights
- In other words, as stipulated in the Constitution of the United States of America. Notes on Political and Human Emancipation, Mark Rupert, Syracuse University.
- "Emancipation Movements | Slavery and Remembrance".
- Wolfdietrich Schmied-Kowarzik Karl Marx as a Philosopher of Human Emancipation, translated by Dylan C. Stewart
- New International Encyclopedia. 1905. .