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Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement$
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Iain Whyte

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316968

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317057

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As Others Saw Him—As We Might Assess Him

As Others Saw Him—As We Might Assess Him

(p.242) 11 As Others Saw Him—As We Might Assess Him
Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838
Liverpool University Press

This chapter analyses different views on Zachary Macaulay's contribution to the abolition of slavery. It discusses views on the conflict between his anti-slavery campaign and his public duty in Sierra Leone. The chapter explains that Macaulay's childhood experiences may have influenced his intemperate behaviour when under threat in Sierra Leone. It also discusses Scottish poet Robert Burns's tribute to Macaulay.

Keywords:   Zachary Macaulay, abolition of slavery, public duty, Sierra Leone, childhood experiences, intemperate behaviour, Robert Burns

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