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Thomas Clarkson’s campaign chest

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Many people campaigned to end transatlantic slavery, using a variety of methods. Some, like Clarkson, produced images and artefacts as evidence of the cruel treatment of enslaved people. Wedgwood’s factory famously created a medallion bearing the image of a kneeling man in chains, and the motto ‘Am I not a man and a brother.’ This image was adopted by the Committee for the Abolition of Slavery.

A slave ship

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Print showing plans and sections of the slave ship Brookes of Liverpool. The print was first produced in 1786 to illustrate several of Clarkson’s campaign publications.

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Punishment

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Anti-slavery print showing the punishment of slaves.

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Sugar bowl

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Sugar bowl encouraging the boycott of sugar from the plantations in the West Indies that exploited slaves. Conditions for workers on the sugar cane plantations in Mauritius were not much better.

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Medallion

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Anti-slavery medallion produced by Josiah Wedgwood; AD 1787.

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Medal

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Anti-slavery bronze medal; AD 1787.

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Medal

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Bronze medal commemorating the abolition of slavery.

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Thomas Clarkson’s campaign chest