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Abolition of the Slave Trade


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The British Slave Trade and its abolition 1770-1807

The Abolitionists

The Abolitionists

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William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, Granville Sharp, Zachary Macaulay, Thomas Fowell Buxton

Triangular trade map

The Triangular Trade

The extremely profitable trade in ‘goods’ was known as the Triangular Trade. Explore this map…

Wedgwood cameo

Tactics of the campaign

This was the first campaign of its kind generating and sustaining a national movement which caught the public’s imagination as never before. Read more…

Mara Menzies

Were Scots involved?

How did Scotland, particularly Glasgow, prosper from the Slave Trade? Our reporter Mara Menzies finds out...
transcript of Were Scots involved?


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