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Josiah Wedgewood's 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother', a popular abolitionist motif of the eighteenth century

British Abolitionists

These pages contain detailed information on the British abolitionists of the eighteenth and ninteenth centuries. Included are those men and women who worked in the political campaign against slavery, but also those who wrote anti-slavery poems, novels, and plays. I have included abolitionists who lived in the British colonies, which for most of the eighteenth century included North America, as well as those who spent their entire lives in the British Isles. Each entry contains a biography, a bibliography and, where possible, an image.

The names listed above are just a start and, in time, I hope to provide information on a great deal of abolitionists. Please feel free to nominate any British abolitionist you would like to see included - or offer to write an entry yourself: many of the biographies were written by others. From the start of the eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century, thousands of British men and women campaigned against slavery. By contrast, there are only 365 days in the year and I have plenty to do. For that reason I welcome your contributions to this site.


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* The British Abolitionists Website was first created in February 2001 *
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