Abolition - The Rise of the Anti-Slavery Movement
by George Dance
In 1787 a small, mainly Quaker group, led by Thomas Clarkson formed a committee in London to demand an end to the Atlantic slave trade. Their cause seemed hopeless given the trade's contribution to Britain's economic strength but popular sentiment was on their side. The 'Zong scandal' of 1781 was an important turning point. Luke Collingwood, captain of the slaveship Zong, was accused of throwing sick slaves overboard and attempting to claim insurance money for them. Though attempts to convict the crew for murder were unsuccessful, the public outcry was huge.
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