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Clarkson, Thomas (1760-1846) The history of the rise, progress and accomplishment of the abolition of the African slave-trade by the British Parliament.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05965 Author/Creator: Clarkson, Thomas (1760-1846) Place Written: London, England Type: Books Date: 1808 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: First edition in contemporary blue paper boards with paper spine label. Illustrations fold out, including the infamous woodcut of a slave ship filled with people (volume two, following page 110). Volume one contains 572 pages, volume two contains 592 pages. Printed by R. Taylor and Co., for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. Clarkson dedicates the book to British Parliamentary notables devoted to the abolition of slavery.

People: Clarkson, Thomas, 1760-1846.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Slavery, African American History, Abolition, Slave Trade, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison