Thomas Clarkson, History of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1808)
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of the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1808)
After many years of struggle, a group of British abolitionists,
including William Wilberforce and Thomas
Clarkson (1760-1846), succeeded
in getting the British Parliament to ban the trans-Atlantic slave trade
in 1807. Thomas
Clarkson, one of the leading theorists and historicans of the abolitonist
movement, wrote a history of this great event the following year, The
History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition
of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament, 2 vols.
(London: L. Taylor, 1808).
[For further reading see Abolition