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Working class and women abolitionists

Duration: 01:35

Paisley in Scotland was a centre for agitation against the slave trade. By 1792, a third of all petitions against slavery sent to parliament came from Scotland.

Although women didn’t have a voice in society at the time, behind the scenes they played a significant role in the abolitionist campaign, organising petitions and boycotting sugar produced by slaves.

Available since: Mon 26 Nov 2012

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Intermediate/Higher History The British Slave Trade and its Abolition 1770-1807

A look at Britain's involvement in the slave trade.

First broadcast: 17 Oct 2007

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