Abolition of slave trade by britain and the us 1807
White Women Abolitionists Recent studies show that, in addition to the more well-known abolitionists Mary Birkett, Hannah More and Mary Wollstonecraft, a considerable body of working and middle-class women in Britain were involved in the campaign from the very early stages. On the issue of the greed underpinning the slave trade, he wrote that he 'loved England for its freedom and for the many blessings he enjoyed', but 'the grand object of English navigators, indeed of all Christian navigators is money - money - money…'. British Broadcasting Corporation Home.
Find out more about page archiving. A third African who publicly demanded the abolition of the slave trade, as well as the emancipation of slaves, was Ottabah Cugoano. White Women Abolitionists Recent studies show that, in addition to the more well-known abolitionists Mary Birkett, Hannah More and Mary Wollstonecraft, a considerable body of working and middle-class women in Britain were involved in the campaign from the very early stages. Cugoano came to England from Grenada around and was set free.
Reyahn King et al. Political Strategy Under the auspices of the Abolition Society, campaigners set out to inform the British public about the barbarity of the trade in human cargo and its connection with sugar production. For more about Thomas Clarkson, see:
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets CSS enabled. These early activists included men such as Thomas Clarkson and George Fox, who argued that the only way to end the suffering of enslaved Africans was to make the slave trade illegal by banning British ships from taking part in the trade. By Professor Jan Nederveen Pieterse.
Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets CSS if you are able to do so. A number of Africans were also involved in the abolition movement and worked alongside British abolitionists to bring an end to the commercial trafficking of humans. These White women spoke out against the slave trade, boycotted slave-grown produce and wrote anti-slave trade verses to raise awareness of the violation of family life under slavery.