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Improving The Condition Of The Slaves In The British Colonies -Title Page

Improving The Condition Of The Slaves In The British Colonies -Title Page

Author: Clarkson, Thomas

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1823

Shelfmark: 8155.e.19

Item number: Title Page

Length: 21.4

Width: 13.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed text

This is the title page of Thomas Clarkson's 'Thoughts on the Necessity of Improving the conditions of the Slaves in the British Colonies?.' Clarkson was one of the leading British campaigners against slavery. He was educated at Cambridge, winning an essay competition in 1785 on the subject 'Is it right to make men slaves against their wills?' In May 1787 Clarkson became one of the founding members of the Committee for Abolition of the African Slave Trade. He later became vice-president (with William Wilberforce) of the Anti-Slavery Society, which was formed in 1823 to press for the emancipation of slaves.

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