Explore Your Archive: Inhuman Traffic

“Nothing can be more shocking to Human Nature than the case of a Man or Woman who is delivered into the absolute Power of Strangers to be treated according to the New Masters Will & pleasure; for they have nothing but misery to expect” [D3549]

These words were written by anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp who, after a chance meeting with a young slave called Jonathan Strong in 1765, committed himself to the campaign to stop what he referred to as “the inhuman Traffic”. Continue reading