Anti-Slavery Society, Newcastle

This Newcastle Courant article, published Saturday August 14, 1830, reports on a meeting of the Newcastle Anti-Slavery Society on August 11, 1830, held at Brunswick Place Chapel, which was attended by local dignatories and MPs. The key speaker was Henry Brougham, MP for Yorkshire, who encouraged the Society to petition the government against slavery. Brougham also spoke at length about the 1830 French Revolution, about the new king Louis Philippe, and about relative concepts of liberty in Britain and France.

See attached download for more information and images of the August 1830 Anti-Slavery meeting in Newcastle.

  • Date : 1830
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  • Classification : Article
  • Place of publication : Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Publisher : The Newcastle Courant etc.
  • Language : English
  • Theme : Abolition Campaigns
  • Source : Tyne and Wear Archives. British Library Newspapers.
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  • Documents : Anti Slavery Society Newcastle.pdf
  • Key words : Anti-Slavery Society Local British Abolition Campaign Speech Brougham

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