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.
Anne W. Smith
February 7, 2019
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 United States
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
5:30 p.m. check-in 6 p.m. program
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