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Wilberforce

Author: John Pollock
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1978, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 ? 29 July 1833) was an English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784?1812). In 1785, he underwent a conversion experience and became an evangelical Christian, which resulted in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Wilberforce; William Wilberforce
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Pollock
ISBN: 0312879423 9780312879426
OCLC Number: 3738175
Description: xvi, 368 pages, [6] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Two Guineas a vote --
Man about town --
'Bravo, little Wilberforce!' --
Unexpected horizons --
Between two worlds --
The cause of the slaves --
Remaking England --
'No doubt of our success' --
The commons turns aside --
I shall never relinquish their cause --
Serving Africa --
The coming of war --
The independent --
Prisoners and the poor --
The heart of the matter --
Barbara --
Britain at bay --
Entr'acte --
The fall of Lord Melville --
Gleam of victory --
Wilberforce in his prime --
Two problems of liberty --
Lost opportunity, 1814 --
The black king --
Wage slaves and William --
Queen Caroline --
'Unable to finish it' --
The path to Abbey.
Responsibility: John Pollock.

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"William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 ? 29 July 1833) was an English politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire (1784?1812). In 1785, he underwent a conversion experience and became an evangelical Christian, which resulted in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform. In 1787, he came into contact with Thomas Clarkson and a group of anti-slave-trade activists, including Granville Sharp, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. They persuaded Wilberforce to take on the cause of abolition, and he soon became one of the leading English abolitionists. He headed the parliamentary campaign against the British slave trade for twenty-six years until the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807."--Wikipedia.

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