Quakers and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Sources

Quakers and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Sources

The Abolition Project: http://abolition.e2bn.org/people_24.html

Anti-Slavery: https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/

Quakers & Slavery


Quakers in the World


Britain and Slavery


Brady & Jones (1975) The Fight Against Slavery (book published by the BBC in conjunction with a series of the same name)

Elizabeth Cazden (2013) ‘Quakers, Slavery, anti-Slavery, and Race’ in The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies Oxford University Press. [This essay is extremely useful in providing an overview of how Quaker attitudes to slavery changed over the course of the eighteenth century]

William Hague (2008) William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner

Mike Kaye (2005) 1807 – 2007: Over 200 years of campaigning against slavery

Anti-Slavery International


Hugh Thomas (1997) The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440 – 1870

The Underground Railway in the United States


Sources for the profiles of the Quaker members of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade

The Quaker Five in the 1787 national Abolition Committee (Joseph Woods; James Phillips; George Harrison; Samuel Hoare; William Dillwyn):


Joseph Woods

Samuel Hoare

John Barton (& others)

John Lloyd
Pages 23-24 of Judith Jennings (1997) The Business of Abolishing the British Slave Trade, 1783-1807

Richard Phillips (cousin of James Phillips)

And by Mary Phillips: Memoir of the Life of Richard Phillips