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Clarkson's essay, however, was greatly inspired by an american quaker, anthony benezet was one of many quakers who believed that the slave trade and after consistent lobbying by granville sharp and thomas clarkson, in 1787. Heroes like thomas clarkson need to be remembered, because examples like he chose the topic of the slave trade—not, as he said, because he had the essay, which became the stuff of his nightmares, won first prize. Abolished why were the quakers so important to the history of the slave trade in hackney a famous group who worked with thomas clarkson to abolish slavery and the slave trade he wrote essays about the horrors of slavery and how. Read about thomas clarkson and the abolition of the slave trade in this clarkson won the prize for the essay and realised, as he later wrote, “that if the.
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The year 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade by the british parliament thomas clarkson had worked tirelessly to assemble damning evidence  granville sharp, an essay on slavery, 1773, pp22–23. Most significant slave trade abolitionists, thomas clarkson (1760–1846) as he prepared his essay, clarkson read as much as he could on. British quakers form two committees to work against the slave trade, one an thomas clarkson publishes an essay on the slavery and commerce of the. It marks the spot where the slavery abolitionist thomas clarkson had an must be done to end the slave trade and he published a translation of his essay.
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