Wilberforce, Lincoln, and the Abolition of Slavery

Gilder-Lehrman Institute introduction:

This exhibition presents a variety of original documents and images highlighting the story of the abolition of slavery between 1787 and 1865 in England and America. Each item has its own historic significance as well as a place in the broader progress of abolitionist thinking, from the moment William Wilberforce joined the British abolition campaign through the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Although its implementation proceeded in fits and starts, abolitionism was an idea whose force ultimately proved unstoppable across the English-speaking world.

- James G. Basker

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