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The British Abolitionists and Their Influence
A Free Publication for High School Teachers and Students

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The goal of this resource, The British Abolitionists and Their Influence, is to allow high school teachers, students and other interested readers to piece together a key moment in history through excerpts from primary texts.

This resource demonstrates for students of history or English literature of the late 18th and early 19th century the foundational context of our modern understanding of human rights.

Funded by The Achelis and Bodman Foundations, this downloadable booklet was designed to be a companion piece to Slavery in the Founding Era, a book of Revolutionary-era poetry exploring the themes of slavery, abolition, and freedom published by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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