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Printing Abolition: How the Slave Trade Was Abolished in Britain

Michael Suarez is the director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. A renowned historian, author and worldwide leader of rare book scholarship interests, he co-edited The Oxford Companion to the Book. Suarez will provide us with a compelling, richly illustrated description about how a group of printers were instrumental in making the antislavery movement happen in England. Their broadside engraving with an image diagramming human cargo on the Brookes, a slave ship, became a force for political change in the worldwide abolitionist movement.

MLF Organizer
Anne W. Smith

MLF: Arts

February 7, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States


Michael F. Suarez, S.J.

Director, Rare Book School, Professor of English and Honorary Curator of Special Collections, the University of Virginia; Author, The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume V