WILLIAM WILBERFORCE : THE STORY OF A GREAT CRUSADE Travers Buxton

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WILLIAM WILBERFORCE : THE STORY OF A GREAT CRUSADE by Travers Buxton
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THIS volume appears in a memorable year.Throughout this country, and indeedthroughout the Empire, the Centenary of Emancipation of the Slaves in British Possessions in 1833 is being celebrated - an event which has been described as one of theMoreTHIS volume appears in a memorable year.Throughout this country, and indeedthroughout the Empire, the Centenary of Emancipation of the Slaves in British Possessions in 1833 is being celebrated - an event which has been described as one of the greatest in the history of the world, one which achieved nothing less than a moral revolution.It so happens that this year is also the Centenary of the death of one who was for many years the Parliamentary leader in the protracted and chequered Parliamentary struggle for emancipation, William Wilberforce.

Within a few days of the passing of the Second Reading of the Bill, he passed away, happy in the opportunity of his death. The objects of the celebration are, I under stand, two-fold. First, in an age which is sometimes termed material, to remind the world of the noble and unselfish lives of those who strove in a great Cause, in defiance of the forces of prejudice, vested interests and misrepresentation forces the strength of which it is not easy to realize to-day when slavery and the slave trade are too apt to be regarded as merely odious features of a long dead past.



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