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Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838: The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement

Iain Whyte


In 1833 Thomas Fowell Buxton, the parliamentary successor to William Wilberforce, proposed a toast to ‘the anti-slavery tutor of us all – Mr Macaulay’. Yet Zachary Macaulay's considerable contribution to the ending of slavery in the British Empire has received scant recognition by historians. This book focuses on Macaulay's involvement with slavery and anti-slavery but also examines the people and events that influenced him. It traces his Scottish roots and his torrid account of years as a young overseer on a Jamaican plantation. Macaulay's accidental stumbling into the anti-slavery circle thr ... More

Keywords: Thomas Fowell Buxton, William Wilberforce, Scottish roots, plantation overseer, anti-slavery circle, Sierra Leone, French invasion, James Stephen, business interests, religious faith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781846316968
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317057


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Iain Whyte, author