Half the Sky


Nicholas Kristof

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Thomas Clarkson Character Analysis

Thomas Clarkson was a British abolitionist in the 1790s. He collected torture instruments as evidence of injustice, and started a visual campaign distributing posters of slave ships. With the help of testimony from a former slave, he crusaded against slavery and reshaped British visions of the country’s moral priorities. In Half the Sky, he models what modern abolitionists can also achieve.
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Chapter 14
Solutions to Address the Oppression of Women Theme Icon
...the average English family slavery was out of sight,” which enabled denial about its atrocities. Thomas Clarkson was the leading British abolitionist who overcame willful ignorance and has been called in the... (full context)