Articles relating to the abolition of the slave trade

Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies

Below are links to articles on this website that relate to the abolition of the slave trade by Hertfordshire people:

These includes petitions calling for the end of slavery (both of which post date 1807), one news article about the establishment of an Anti-Slavery Society in Hitchin in the 1820s, letters from Wilberforce to Abel Smith – shared views on abolition of slavery, William Cowper’s poetry and an account of the school collaboration regarding the rededication of the Clarkson monument.

Hitchin Anti-Slavery Society
https://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/content/herts-history/towns-and-villages/hitchin/anti-slavery-society-in-hitchin-1825

William Cowper’s Anti-Slavery poetry
https://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/content/herts-history/towns-and-villages/berkhamsted/do-you-take-sugar

Letter from leader of Anti-Slavery campaign, William Wilberforce
https://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/content/herts-history/towns-and-villages/watton-at-stone/letters-from-william-wilberforce-to-abel-smith-1822-30

Petitions for the abolition of slavery
https://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/content/herts-history/towns-and-villages/hertford/petition-from-hertford-and-north-herts-re-the-abolition-of-slavery-1830

https://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/content/herts-history/towns-and-villages/hemel-hempstead/petitions-from-hemel-hempstead-re-the-abolition-of-slavery-1830

School project on abolitionist, Thomas Clarkson
https://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/content/herts-history/places/monuments-and-memorials/thundridge-primary-school-and-the-thomas-clarkson-monument

 

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