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Thomas Clarkson

(1760—1846) slavery abolitionist

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abolitionism

abolitionism  

A term associated with protest on grounds of inhumanity and a call for the abolition of slavery (see, for example, the arguments of William Wilberforce, 1759–1833). More recently extended to the ...
antislavery

antislavery  

Slavery was regarded in later 18th‐cent. Britain as essential to the exploitation of the West Indian colonies and there was strong opposition to any interference with the institution, particularly ...
anti-Slavery Society

anti-Slavery Society  

Initially dominated by Quakers and Unitarians, were active in Ireland from the 1780s. The issue was given political prominence by its association with O'Connell, who took a leading part in ...
Charles L. Reason

Charles L. Reason  

(b. 21 July 1818; d. 16 August 1893), African American educator, writer, and reformer.Charles Lewis Reason was born in New York City to West Indian parents. His father, Michiel ...
Charles Middleton

Charles Middleton  

(1726–1813).First Baron Barham, British naval administrator, and politician active in the campaign to abolish slavery. Middleton entered the Royal Navy in 1741, passing his lieutenant's examination ...
Clapham Sect

Clapham Sect  

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An influential evangelical network whose activity in the early 19th cent. found a base in Clapham. The name was popularized and perhaps coined by Sir James Stephen in the Edinburgh Review (1844). The ...
Clarkson, Thomas

Clarkson, Thomas (b. 28 March 1760)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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(b. 28 March 1760; d. 26 September 1846), an English publicist and leader in the abolitionist movement.

Clarkson, Thomas

Clarkson, Thomas (1760–1846)   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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(1760–1846),

*abolitionist and *philanthropist. Serious-minded son of a curate schoolmaster, Clarkson won the University of Cambridge prize

emancipation

emancipation  

N.1 the action or process of setting free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions.2 the action or process of delivering from slavery.
Haiti

Haiti  

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House of DessalinesHouse of ChristopheHouse of SoulouqueHeinl, R. D., Jr., and N. G. Heinl, Written in Blood: the Story of the Haitian People, 1492–1971 (Boston, 1978).1804–1806Jacques I ...
John Wesley

John Wesley  

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(1703–91)British preacher and co‐founder of Methodism. He became the leader of a small group in Oxford, which had been formed in 1729 by his brother Charles (1707–88); its members were nicknamed the ...
Josiah Wedgwood

Josiah Wedgwood  

(1730–95).Potter, industrialist, and social reformer, Wedgwood was born into a Staffordshire family of potters and was at work by the age of 9. Shrewd and innovative in manufacture, design ...
monitorial system

monitorial system  

The term used to encompass the separate systems of popular education introduced into Britain independently by Dr Andrew Bell (1753–1832) and Joseph Lancaster (1778–1838), whereby pupils or monitors ...
Mungo

Mungo  

Black character in the comic opera The Padlock, written by Isaac Bickerstaff (1733–1808?), with music by Charles Dibdin (1745–1814). The Padlock, first performed in 1768, was not an opera in the ...
Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano  

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(1745–97)Writer of the most influential early slave narrative, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself (1789). Its elegant ...
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge  

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(1772–1834)The English poet is important in the history of philosophy as one of the main conduits by which both the work of Kant and German Romanticism were introduced into England. Coleridge visited ...
slave Trade

slave Trade  

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The slave trade of Great Britain, and those of other European countries, transformed the indigenous African and surpassed the Muslim trades. Britain's became the largest national trade. About 75,000 ...
William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce  

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(1759–1833).Evangelical philanthropist and anti‐slavery campaigner. Born in Hull, the son of a merchant, and educated at Cambridge, he was MP for Hull (1780), Yorkshire (1784–1812), and Bramber ...
Zong

Zong  

British slave ship carrying 132 African slaves thrown overboard for insurance money that generated support for the early abolition movement. The Zong sailed from the island of St Thomas off ...

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