Carey, Brycchan. William Wilberforce’s 1789 Abolition Speech. 20
September 2007. Personal website. 2 November 2008
This famous speech was instrumental in the abolitionist movement. It gives an overview of Wilberforce’s stance against the slave trade and focuses on the horrors of the middle passage. I put a copy of the speech on my site, as it is one of Wilberforce’s most well known addresses.
Cawthon, Elizabeth. Personal interview. 12 November 2008
My interview with Dr. Elizabeth Cawthon was very important in my understanding the policy that Wilberforce was involved in. As a result of meeting with her she directed me to several primary resources all of which were very helpful. I am including a video of some of the answers in my website.
Daugherty, Ruth. John Wesley: Letter to William Wilberforce.
1996. United Methodist Women. 15 November 2008
United Methodist Women is an organization whose desire is to encourage spiritual growth, develop leaders and advocate for justice. Wesley’s deathbed letter to William Wilberforce showed everyone that the cause of abolition was of great importance. As a national religious figure, he could have used his last words to talk about many things of significance, but he chose to write this man, about this topic. I felt including this communication in my letter section would help illustrate the connection between England’s anti-slavery movement and the Christian faith.
Hopkins, James. Personal interview. 14 November 2008.
The interview I conducted with Dr. James Hopkins was an extremely important asset in my understanding of how Wilberforce changed not only his time but our time. He led me to several primary sources and gave me two books he has written. I decided to include a video of one of the questions in my website.
Jenkins, Simon. The Story: William Wilberforce. 2003.
Rejesus/Nettrekker. 15 November 2008
Rejesus is a spirituality site that seeks to introduce people to the Christian faith. It highlights prominent Christians. On this site I found several quotes by and about William Wilberforce. These illustrate just how important he was to so many people and most importantly, the abolition movement. I will use some of these quotes in various places on my website.
Moller, Jon K. Excerpts from Slave Narratives – Chapter 3. UNESCO
Transatlantic Slave Trade. 6 January 2009
The site was created as a resource for research works and student projects. The first hand accounts I found here helped to paint a vivid picture of the slave experience. I specifically found powerful the account of Olaudah Equiano and his capture. I used this quotation to help describe the slave pathway from beginning to end under the view a slave ship tab.
Moller, Jon K. Excerpts from Slave Narratives – Chapter 6. UNESCO
Transatlantic Slave Trade. 6 January 2009
This site was designed to be a resource for student projects and research works. This account of Olaudah Equiano describes his journey aboard the slave ship. I included information from this account in my view a slave ship tab.
Belmonte, Kevin. A Journey Through the Life of William Wilberforce.
Forest, Arkansas: New Leaf Press, 2006
Kevin Belmonte is the leading William Wilberforce scholar and was a consultant for the movie "Amazing Grace." The biography featured stunning visual images that were used throughout the website. The information gave a crisp and clear picture of Wilberforce’s life. I used his book as both a significant research resource and an example of how to create a concise overview of an important figure.
Metaxas, Eric. Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic
Campaign to End Slavery. New York, New York: Harper Collins,
Eric Metaxas has written almost thirty children's books. He has also written some of videos for VeggieTales and Rabbit Ears Productions. He has earned earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children's Recording. The entire book was a great tribute to William Wilberforce and his very important cause. The book displayed his life in such a magnificent way. After reading this I felt as if I knew Wilberforce himself. This book was most definitely my main secondary source. I am going to use a lot of the information I learned by reading this biography in many parts of my website.
Ofosu-Appiah, L.H. People in Bondage: African Slavery Since the 15th
century. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Company,
L.H. Ofosu-Appiah, was a Ghana born scholar who was classically educated at Oxford. He was one of the first African Americans to be invited to read the classics at Oxford. A portion of this book describes the middle passage in great detail. The details gave me a sense of just how horribly the slaves were treated. They could literally kill a slave and not get charged for a crime. I used information in the selected chapters to help describe the middle passage in my website.
Simkin, John. September 1997. Slave Ships. Spartacus Educational. 20
January 2009 <http://www.sparticus.schoolnet.co.uk>
Spartacus Educational is a British online encyclopedia that focuses on historical topics. All of the articles are geared toward students. On this site I found a drawing of the slave ship Brookes that really showed just how cramped the slaves quarters are. I used this image in my View a Slave Ship tab.