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Thomas Clarkson (1787). “An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species: Particularly the African, Translated from a Latin Dissertation, which was Honoured with the First Prize, in the University of Cambridge, for the Year 1785, with Additions.
Thomas Clarkson's diary and the 1807 abolition bill Along with his fellow Johnian William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson played a crucial and tireless role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Clarkson entered St John's College in 1779, and in 1785 won a University essay prize on the topic ' Anne liceat invitos in servitutem dare?’ (Is it right to make slaves of others against.
Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist, one of the first effective publicists of the English abolitionist movement and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. Born in Cambridgeshire to a financially well-off family, he wanted to become a reverend like his father, John Clarkson, who was also the headmaster of the Wisbech Grammar School where Thomas began his.
The essay was read in the Senate House to much applause in June 1785, and was published by James Phillips in June 1786. Clarkson met William Wilberforce in 1786 and co-founded a committee for the suppression of the slave trade in 1787. He travelled to France in 1789 in an attempt to persuade the French Government to abolish the slave trade and continued to travel widely in Britain in support.
Slavery abolitionist Thomas Clarkson devoted his life to abolitionism. His An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species (1786) brought him into association with Granville Sharp, William Wilberforce and other opponents of slavery; Clarkson joined them in forming a society for the abolition of the slave trade. He visited British ports to collect facts for his pamphlet A Summary View.
Thomas Clarkson’s original essay. Thomas Clarkson was in school to be a clergyman; however, after writing his famous paper for a Latin writing contest, he realized his intense passion against slavery (Fara 43, Perkins, Wilson 765).