William Wilberforce, the Clapham cabinet, and liberating the captives in Australia

Stuart Piggin

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Abstract

Two hundred years ago tomorrow the Abolition of the Slave Trade in British ships became law, the achievement for which William Wilberforce is best known. This talk is on the impact of William Wilberforce on Australia. I here imagine myself speaking through his son-in-law James Stephen. As Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, Stephen was responsible for implementing colonial policy which often reflected Wilberforce's views. It seemed a good way of focussing on the impact of Wilberforce on Australia. So in what follows, it is not I who speak, but James Stephen who speaketh through me.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-20
Number of pages5
JournalZadok Perspectives
Volume95
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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