emancipate

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If I were to recognize the Russian orthodox religion and emancipate the serfs, do you think Russia would come over to me?
For the few miles of country road that I persuaded our people to make, another would succeed in constructing a canal or a highway; and for my encouragement of the peasants' trade in hats, a minister would emancipate France from the industrial yoke of the foreigner by encouraging the manufacture of clocks in different places, by helping to bring to perfection our iron and steel, our tools and appliances, or by bringing silk or dyer's woad into cultivation.
As Janie Crawford, the protagonist, appropriates sermonic language and the authority inherent in it, Hubbard claims that she emancipates herself, converts and empowers her friend Pheoby, and achieves communal intimacy.