Thomas Clarkson was an anti-slavery campaigner …
Thomas Clarkson | The Abolition of Slavery in London [ASL]
After years of hard work by the Clarksons, Sharp, Wilberforce and many others, the slave trade was abolished in the British empire in 1807. The following year, Clarkson published his book 'History of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade' and, although his health was now failing, continued to campaign for the complete abolition of slavery. In 1833, parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act, which gave all slaves in the British empire their freedom.
Thomas Clarkson (1760–1846), slavery abolitionist lived at Bury St ..
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Parliament and the British Slave Trade
I have now the pleasure to say, that the accounts of these disinterested gentlemen, whom I consulted on the occasion, are confirmed by all the books which I have ever perused upon slavery, except those which have been written by They are confirmed by Sir Voyage to Barbadoes; History of the same island, printed 1750; an Account of North America, by 1761; all works, &c. &c. and particularly by Mr. Essay on the Treatment and Conversion of the African Slaves in the British Sugar Colonies; a work which is now firmly established; and, I may add, in a very extraordinary manner, in consequence of the controversy which this gentleman has sustained with the by which several facts which were mentioned in the original copy of my own work, before the controversy began, and which had never appeared in any work upon the subject, have been brought to light. Nor has it received less support from a letter, published only last week, from Capt. J. S. Smith, of the Royal Navy, to the Rev. Mr. Hill; on the former of whom too high encomiums cannot be bestowed, for standing forth in that noble and disinterested manner, in behalf of an injured character.