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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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Caught in a Multitude of Tasks

Caught in a Multitude of Tasks

(p.97) 5 Caught in a Multitude of Tasks
Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838
Liverpool University Press

This chapter focuses on Zachary Macaulay's return to England and his work as Secretary to the Sierra Leone Company. It discusses the early anti-slavery campaign launched by the likes of James Ramsay, William Wilberforce and Henry Thornton, and the involvement of Macaulay as the editor of the group's magazine, the Christian Observer. The chapter also considers his involvement with the London University and election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in February 1821.

Keywords:   Zachary Macaulay, England, Sierra Leone Company, anti-slavery campaign, James Ramsay, William Wilberforce, Henry Thornton, Christian Observer, London University, Royal Society

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