This fascinating book, published in London in 1861, is a revealing biography of British abolitionist William Wilberforce. It includes the reflections of those who knew him and reveals his impact on the final destruction of the brutal slave trade. Correspondence from Wilberforce to his friends and colleagues is highlighted and his Christian character and beliefs are made clear.
Published soon after his death, this book gives a revealing look into the way Wilberforce lived and his impact on British society-- an impact that also inspired American abolitionists in their effort to end slavery within the United States. As it was written close to this time, the customs and culture of Wilberforce's era are revealed. The Slaves' Championis a must-read for serious students of Wilberforce and history.