The file on the abolition of slavery has been rewritten. It's terrific just because the men and women who helped to abolish slavery were an amazing group of friends. The file has become one part of the ebook called 12 Gifts from Great Britain. You can read the ebook by paying a mere 75 pence (pound sterling) at Kindle UK or .99 cents at Kindle USA.
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Love of freedom inspires
Excellent on Clarkson and the Friends, unaware of the Middletons, and underestimating Wilberforce, Hochschild does not understand the source of the abolitionists' determination to end the slave trade, but his book is gripping.
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"I hope it will always be a subject of humiliating reflection to me that I was once an active instrument in a business at which my heart now shudders."
It is not certain whether Equiano's description of the pestilential filth and misery of the Atlantic crossing is his own or composed from the recollections of enslaved Africans. His life as a slave and his adventures after he managed to gain his freedom are a powerful witness to the cruelty of slavery and to the spirit of a man.
Sometime in the 1760s, Ottabah Cugoano was taken as a child from Africa to Grenada to be a slave. Purchased by an English merchant, in 1772, he was taken to England, and set free. He adopted the name John Stuert, and became a well-known figure in London. In 1786, he alerted Granville Sharpe that a kidnapped black man, Henry Demane, was going to be sent back to the West Indies. Sharpe managed to have Demane freed. In 1787, with the help of Equiano, he published an account of his life as a slave, and sent it to the King. In his narrative, Cugoano called for abolition.
This wonderful book describes Britain's gifts to the world. Adults will refresh their understanding of profound events in British history, and young people will find inspiration. Warning: This book defies aggressive secularism and unthinking multiculturalism. Written by the co-editors of this website, Share the Inheritance is beautifully illustrated with 125 colour images and a timeline. Available at Amazon UK and at Amazon USA.