This detailed article has been researched by Richard Benzie of Canterbury Meeting. Although not a professional historian, Richard has devoted much time, care and attention to presenting as accurate an account as possible regarding Quaker involvement in the abolition of the slave trade. For a website, the article is long. For ease of reading it has been split into four sections:
- Section 1: the narrative
- Section 2: the nine Quakers who helped to form the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade
- Section 3: the abolition of slavery: a timeline
- Section 4: sources of information used in the article
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