Author Archive: David C. Read

Giving An Account: William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade

Giving An Account: William Wilberforce and the Abolition of the Slave Trade

By David C. Read – illiam Wilberforce (1759-1833) was the grandson of a British merchant who had made his fortune trading with the Baltic nations. William's father died when William was nine, and his temporarily overwhelmed mother sent him to live with an aunt and uncle who were Methodists. At the age of 17, William was sent to study at […]