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Stuart, Charles

Anthony J. Barker

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Stuart, Charles (1781–16 May 1865), abolitionist, was born in Bermuda, probably the son of a British army officer. The only indication of his obscure origins is found in census records of his retirement in Canada, which counter assertions in other biographical accounts that he was born in Jamaica in 1783. His numerous visits to Ireland give credence to reports that he was educated in Belfast, but his own writings refute suggestions that he had a strict Calvinist upbringing. He claimed to have confronted and rejected Calvinist views after he “grew up and mixed with the world” following a conventional Anglican training....

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Subjects: Slavery and Abolition of Slavery

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