Image - Printing Abolition
Image - Printing Abolition

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 Name

Anne W. Smith


MLF: Arts


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