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William Wilberforce (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 19/01/2007
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William Wilberforce's name will forever be associated with the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. Stephen Tomkins' book covers: early years as son of a wealthy merchant family in Hull; dissolute life in Cambridge; work as MP under Pitt; evangelical conversion; campaigner for public morality; leads parliamentary movement for the abolition of slavery; forms the "Clapham Sect'; anti-slave trade law; and, how he died 3 days after final reading of the Emancipation Bill. Through the book, the author includes primary documentation about the experience of slaves and the activities of slavers.

Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
ISBN: 9780745952321
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 13 mm

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