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New book on Wilberforce

18 April 2012

Congratulations to Anne Stott (BA 1966, PhD 1998) whose book 'Wilberforce: Family and Friends' has just been published by Oxford University Press.

Some information about the book: 'A great deal has been written about Wilberforce's role in the abolition of the slave trade, but far less about his private life. Yet this is the man who exchanged his prestigious Yorkshire constituency for an undemanding pocket borough in order to devote himself to his family. In her innovative study, Anne Stott casts fresh light on the abolitionist and his friends, the group of Evangelical philanthropists retrospectively named the Clapham sect. For the first time, much of this story is told from the perspective of the wives, and it is primarily through their voices that the book's themes of the family, women and gender, childhood and education, sexuality, and intimacy are explored.'

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