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Wilberforce, William 1759-1833

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Works: 784 works in 2,338 publications in 4 languages and 40,159 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Hymns  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Children's television programs  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Subject Headings: Abolitionists  Legislators 
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Most widely held works about William Wilberforce
 
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A practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians in the higher and middle classes in this country, contrasted with real Christianity by William Wilberforce( )

153 editions published between 1797 and 2015 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appeal to the religion, justice, and humanity of the inhabitants of the British empire, in behalf of the negro slaves in the West Indies by William Wilberforce( )

67 editions published between 1823 and 2015 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians, in the higher and middle classes, contrasted with real Christianity by William Wilberforce( Book )

38 editions published between 1797 and 2017 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wilberforce's book shook England's Christians from their spiritual slumber. He called them nominal" Christians who were failing to live a Christian life and were only too content with being Christian in name only. A classic when published, this influential book challenges readers to center their life on Christ's work and teachings
A letter on the abolition of the slave trade : addressed to the freeholders and other inhabitants of Yorkshire by William Wilberforce( )

38 editions published between 1807 and 2012 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a politician, philanthropist and evangelical Christian, now best known for his work to end the slave trade. Elected to Parliament in 1780, he campaigned unsuccessfully for penal and electoral reform. In 1787, at the encouragement of William Pitt, he took up the cause of abolition at Westminster, but humanitarian and ethical arguments were slow to overcome the economic interests of those who had made fortunes from the slave trade or the use of slave labour. It was not until 1807 that the Abolition Bill was finally passed: shortly beforehand, Wilberforce had published this Letter to his constituents, justifying his preoccupation with abolition against claims that he was neglecting their local interests at Westminster, and setting out all his arguments against the slave trade. It is followed by his 1814 letter to Talleyrand, calling for a Europe-wide ban of the trade
A defence of the bill for the registration of slaves in letters to William Wilberforce Esq. M.P by James Stephen( )

17 editions published in 1816 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter to His Excellency the Prince of Talleyrand Perigord, on the subject of the slave trade by William Wilberforce( )

22 editions published between 1814 and 2005 in English and French and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enquiry into the state of the public mind amongst the lower classes, and on the means of turning it to the welfare of the state : in a letter to William Wilberforce, Esq. M.P. by Arthur Young( )

13 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An argument against reform; in part an attack on Thomas Paine and Rights of Man
A practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians, in the higher and middle classes, contrasted with real Christianity by William Wilberforce( )

30 editions published between 1797 and 2016 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq. on the rejection of the bill for abolishing the slave trade by Barbauld( )

7 editions published in 1791 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance of a speech intended to have been made on Mr. Wilberforce's motion for the abolition of the slave trade, on Tuesday, April 3, 1792 by Gilbert Francklyn( )

15 editions published in 1792 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country gentleman's reasons for voting against Mr. Wilberforce's motion for a bill to prohibit the importation of African Negroes into the colonies by William Knox( )

13 editions published between 1791 and 1792 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter from W.K. Esq. : to W. Wilberforce, Esq by William Knox( )

6 editions published between 1790 and 2005 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettre à l'empereur Alexandre sur la traite des noirs by William Wilberforce( )

23 editions published between 1822 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians, in the higher and middle classes in this country, contrasted with real Christianity by William Wilberforce( Book )

61 editions published between 1797 and 2002 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A practical view of Christianity by William Wilberforce( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current fascination with "virtue" is attested by the public's consumption of books such as William Bennett's Book of Virtues and Gertrude Himmelfarb's The Demoralization of Society. But the issue of virtues and public life has been around much longer. In fact, in the late 1700s William Wilberforce, a renowned British statesman and counsel to Prime Minister William Pitt, penned what would become one of the most eloquent statements concerning Christian civil responsibility ever written. Its influence extended across the Atlantic and into the following centuries. Among his many contributions to society, Wilberforce is best known for his efforts on behalf of slaves throughout the world, and in a very real sense he laid the ground work for the abolition of slavery in the United States." "This annotated critical reissue of the first edition of Wilberforce's most influential work pays tribute to his legacy and seeks to restore Wilberforce to his rightful place in the cultural memory of the community worldwide. Kevin Belmonte not only preserves for us the text of this literary and cultural gem but he also provides the sources behind Wilberforce's numerous quotations from Latin, literature, and Scripture. An introduction by Charles Colson mirrors the ongoing relevance of Wilberforce's notion of Christian social responsibility."--Jacket
An appeal to the candour of both Houses of Parliament : with a recapitulation of facts respecting the abolition of the slave trade : in a letter to William Wilberforce by William Arnall( )

7 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gulielmus Wilberforce

Vilberfirss, Viljams 1759-1833

Vilberforss, Viljams, 1759-1833

Viljams Vilberforss

Wilberforce, Guillermo 1759-1833

Wilberforce, W. 1759-1833

Wilberforce, W. (William), 1759-1833

Wilberforce, Wm 1759-1833

Wilberforce, Wm (William), 1759-1833

William Wilberforce britischer Parlamentarier und Anführer im Kampf gegen den Sklavenhandel

William Wilberforce britisk politikar

William Wilberforce britisk politiker

William Wilberforce Brits politicus

William Wilberforce britský politik

William Wilberforce brittisk politiker

William Wilberforce English politician

William Wilberforce polític britànic i filantrop

William Wilberforce politicien britannique

William Wilberforce politico inglese

Вилијам Вилберфорс

Уилберфорс, Уильям

Уилям Уилбърфорс

Уільям Уілберфорс

Ўільям Ўілбэрфорс

ויליאם וילברפורס

وليم ولبرفورس، 1759-1833

ويليام ويلبرفورس

ویلیام ویلبرفورس سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

უილიამ უილბერფორსი

윌리엄 윌버포스

ウィリアム・ウィルバーフォース

威廉·威伯福斯

威廉·威尔伯福斯

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A practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians, in the higher and middle classes, contrasted with real ChristianityA letter on the abolition of the slave trade : addressed to the freeholders and other inhabitants of YorkshireLettre à l'empereur Alexandre sur la traite des noirsA practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians, in the higher and middle classes in this country, contrasted with real ChristianityA practical view of ChristianityWilberforceWilliam Wilberforce : the life of the great anti-slave trade campaigner