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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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Slave Traders and French Invaders

Slave Traders and French Invaders

(p.28) 2 Slave Traders and French Invaders
Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines Zachary Macaulay's work as deputy governor in Sierra Leone, describes his relationship with former governor John Clarkson and acting governor William Dawes, and considers their views on slavery. It discusses Macaulay's relations with the settlers in Sierra Leone and with the slave traders, and highlights criticism on his immediate surrender during the French invasion of Sierra Leone. The chapter mentions that it was during this time that Macaulay's enthusiasm to end the slave trade was fired up.

Keywords:   Zachary Macaulay, deputy governor, Sierra Leone, John Clarkson, William Dawes, slavery, slave traders, French invasion

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