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William Wilberforce

Activist (24-Aug-1759 — 29-Jul-1833)


Kevin Belmonte. Hero for Humanity: A Biography of William Wilberforce. Colorado Springs, CO: Navpress. 2002. 412pp.

Travers Buxton. William Wilberforce: The Story of a Great Crusade. Religious Tract Society. 1934. 187pp.

Leonard W. Cowie. William Wilberforce, 1759-1833: A Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1992. 160pp.

Robin Furneaux. William Wilberforce. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1974. 506pp.

Garth Lean. God's Politician: William Wilberforce's Struggle. London: Darton, Longman & Todd. 1980. 180pp.

Charles D. Michael. The Slave and his Champions: Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson, William Wilberforce, Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton. London: S. W. Partridge & Co.. 1890. 160pp. 2nd edition.

John Piper. The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce. Good News/Crossway Books. 2002. 174pp.

Murray Andrew Pura. Vital Christianity: The Life and Spirituality of William Wilberforce. Canada: Clements Publishing. 2002. 152pp.

David J. Vaughan. Statesman and Saint: The Principled Politics of William Wilberforce. Cumberland House. 2001. 340pp.

Oliver Warner. William Wilberforce and His Times. London: B. T. Batsford. 1962. 174pp.

Henry M. Wheeler. The Slaves' Champion, or, A Sketch of the Life, Deeds, and Historical Days of William Wilberforce, with a Photographic Portrait. Written in Commemoration of the Centenary of His Birthday. London: Privately Printed. 1859.

Robert Isaac Wilberforce; Samuel Wilberforce. The Life of William Wilberforce. London: John Murray. 1838. (5 vols.)

William Wilberforce. Memoirs of William Wilberforce. New York: Robert Carter. 1855. 323pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1557)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.407)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.515)

  9. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.538)

  10. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.486)

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