a leader in the movement to abolish the British slave trade
By Anton Hickel - Image: Bridgeman Art Gallery; Portrait: Wilberforce House, Hull Museum
"But I do talk to him more than I used. I am sure I do. Did not you hear me ask him about the slave-trade last night?" Mansfield Park chapter 21
With 2020 behind us we can hopefully look forward to better things in 2021. Here is JASNA's Central and Western New York region we will begin the year with our Jane and Cassandra Austen Birthday celebration. We will continue to be virtual for awhile yet, but, perhaps by the fall we will be able to gather in person again.
Please join us to hear Tricia Matthew, University of Buffalo Scholar in Residence seek on "I hope white hands": Abolition and the Female Consumer. From the speaker:
"Based on my research trip to seven cities in the United Kingdom, this talk focuses on abolition, Josiah Wedgwood, and women as consumers. When we pay attention to the ways that the three intersect, we can better understand Regency-era culture and the rituals it taught women to follow as they participated more fully in public debates."
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