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Issue 53

William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Did You Know?
Little-known or remarkable facts about William Wilberforce and the Century of Reform


William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: From the Editor - Fishing for Compassion
Fishing for Compassion


The Best of Times, the Worst of Times
An introduction to the turbulent 19th century.

The "Shrimp" Who Stopped Slavery
the most malignant evil of the British Empire ceased largely because of the faith and persistence of William Wilberforce.


A Profitable Little Business
The tragic economics of the slave trade.


William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: A Gallery of Aristocratic Activists
The Clapham Sect was one of the most elite and effective bands of Christian social reformers—ever


A Long Reach
The Clapham Sect's impact in India—and the world.


William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Christian History Timeline
The Christian History Timeline by Sarah Williams


Greatness Upon Greatness
Lord Shaftesbury and William Gladstone, like Wilberforce, had Christ in their hearts and politics in their blood.


Urban Renewal: Saving the Slums
Christian ministry in the "pestilent heathen byways" of the inner city.


Medical Care: The Lady of the Lamp
Whether on her feet or from her sickbed, Florence Nightingale worked to save lives.


Education: Classrooms in Hell
The first Sunday schools were not for respectable and well-mannered children of believers.


Civil Rights: Dismantling Discrimination
Key evangelicals who distrusted Catholics and Jews argued for their civil rights.


Prison Reform: Brutality Behind Bars
Women's prisons were hellish places before Elizabeth Fry started working there.


Child Labor: White Slavery
Children were perhaps the most mistreated people in England.


William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Christian History Interview - Christian Clout Then and Now
What 19th-century British reformers teach us about Christian social action today.


William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade: Recommended Resources
William Wilberforce & the Century of Reform




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