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The life of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton : extraordinary perseverance / David Bruce.

Author/Creator:
Bruce, David (David S.)
Publication:
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (251 p.)
Subjects:
Social reformers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Abolitionists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Buxton, Thomas Fowell, Sir, 1786-1845.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Life of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton is a biography of one of Great Britain's most prominent social activists and examines his quest to improve humanity during the first half of the nineteenth century. Using Buxton's Memoirs and personal papers, as well as the writings of his friends and contemporaries, David Bruce paints a full portrait of an idealistic businessman driven by religious conviction and national pride who tried to influence the destiny of his country.
Contents:
"Principles early planted"
Spitalfields
"An inner light"
Buxton and penal reform
Buxton in Parliament, 1819-1822
Taking command, 1822-1829
Abolition and its aftermath, 1830-1838
"A holy cause:" the Niger expedition of 1841
Buxton in winter.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-7391-8338-9
OCLC:
865656958
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