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Summary The year marks the th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade by the British Parliament.
The campaign for abolition was spearheaded by devout Christians, and it stands to this day as perhaps the finest political achievement of what would now be called faith-based activism. But who were the abolitionists, and how did their Christianity motivate them to campaign against the slave trade?
This paper examines the Christian mind of the abolitionists, and ponders the lessons for today. Introduction On 22 Maytwelve devout men assembled at a printing shop in the City of London. Most were Quakers, but they were joined by several Anglicans, including the veteran anti-slavery campaigner, Granville Sharp, and the young Thomas Clarkson, who would devote his entire life to the cause.
Charming, well connected, eloquent and Evangelical, Wilberforce proved an inspired choice. He and his closest allies were fired with godly zeal for a righteous cause, and buoyed by an enormous swell of support from across the British Isles.
The cause was promoted in a flood of publications: Within twenty years of that seminal meeting in the printing shop, the slave trade had been abolished throughout the Empire. Inafter the greatest mass petitioning campaign in British history, Parliament abolished slavery itself in British dominions; five years later, inthe slaves were finally emancipated.
By the s, slavery had been extinguished in the southern United States and across most of the earth. Byaround three million slaves had been transported to the Americas on British ships. The trade was occasionally denounced by Christians. But most Christians in the early eighteenth century accepted slavery as a fact of life.
The evangelist George Whitefield deplored the cruelty of slave-owners in the American South, but did not condemn slavery itself — indeed, he owned over fifty slaves in Georgia.
The Anglican Evangelical John Newton was converted while captaining a slave ship in the s, but he did not speak out against the trade until three decades later.
For most Britons the brutality of the slave trade was out of sight, out of mind. British slave-traders were carrying almost 40, slaves from Africa to the New World every single year, yet there was no public outcry.
Only gradually, from the mid-eighteenth century onwards, did a Christian abolitionist movement take shape. It began with American Quakers.
As a perfectionist sect, the Quakers believed that true Christianity would be countercultural, but by the s many owned slaves.
So tenacious were they in challenging their brethren that in the Philadelphia Quakers officially renounced the practice of slaveholding. Slavery was also coming under attack from Enlightenment philosophers like Montesquieu and Rousseau, but it was Christian activists who initiated and organised an abolitionist movement.
From the s, the Anglican Evangelical Granville Sharp campaigned with some success in the courts on behalf of vulnerable black Britons — in the Somerset case ofLord Mansfield ruled that once in Britain, slaves could not be compelled to return to the colonies.These are some of the many databases available to you as a member of Middletown Thrall Library: Artemis (now Gale Literary Sources) Searches the following databases (described below): Literature Criticism Online, Literature for Students, Literature Resource Center, and Something about the Author.
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Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, , in Amherst, Massachusetts. She attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, but only for one year. Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, or in full Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and severall steps in my Sicknes, is a prose work by the English metaphysical poet and cleric in the Church of England John Donne, published in It covers death, rebirth and the Elizabethan concept of sickness as a visit from God, reflecting internal sinfulness.
This poem uses the extended metaphor of comparing her book of poetry to a child: As a mother is to her child so is the author to her poetry book. 2. The poem is humorous, as when she says that her poor child/book is dressed in “rags”; a poor child would wear rags for clothes and the paper of cheap books was made from rags.
Literary Terms; Poetry Lesson. Genre is an important word in the English class. We teach different genres of literature such as poetry, short stories, myths, plays, non-fiction, novels, mysteries, and so on.
The Poetry of Robert Frost - Have you ever looked outside your window and wondered what the world really means. Reading Robert Frost’s poetry you will be able to form your own opinion and thoughts about this pulchritudinous world.