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Printing Abolition: How the Slave Trade Was Abolished in Britain

Printing Abolition: How the Slave Trade Was Abolished in Britain

Michael Suarez is the director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. A renowned historian, author and worldwide leader of rare book scholarship interests, he co-edited The Oxford Companion to the Book. Suarez will provide us with a compelling, richly illustrated description about how a group of printers were instrumental in making the antislavery movement happen in England. Their broadside engraving with an image diagramming human cargo on the Brookes, a slave ship, became a force for political change in the worldwide abolitionist movement. MLF Organizer: Anne W. Smith Notes: MLF: Arts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 54 min

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