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This site looks at the role of Thomas Clarkson and others who helped in the abolition of slavery in the British Colonies.

Site development and use

There are a number of sites that have been developed on the topic of abolition. Some provide excellent resources; others are less accurate in their content. They have been designed for a range of different audiences.

This site has been designed specifically to provide background information, lesson ideas and tools for teachers, but could also be used by pupils for research with support. All of the resources and information is copyright cleared to allow them to be downloaded, edited and used for teaching purposes.

The site has been developed from material produced by schools and museums across the East of England region. It has been developed as a reference site to help teachers teach the subject with confidence. The information is arranged on a topis basis covering:

  • Slavery
  • Resistance
  • Campaign
  • Abolitionists
  • Thomas Clarkson

There are also separate sections for source information and teaching material. Site resources include:

  • Background information on the topic
  • Lesson plans and ideas
  • Original source information
  • Multimedia tools to assist with teaching
  • Links to other resources

Best Endeavours:

The resources on this site have been provided from a wide range of sources. However, every effort has been taken to ensure that the information included:

  • Is factually correct
  • Does not infringe any copyright
  • Has not been taken from other sites or sources without proper attribution
  • Is appropriate for the teaching of the topic. Particular care has been taken over the appropriateness of the language used

Despite this we acknowledge that mistakes can occur. If you find anything on the site that you feel requires further investigation, please contact our office admin@e2bn.org

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