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George Thompson

(1804—1878) slavery abolitionist


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(b. 18 June 1804; d. 7 October 1878), British abolitionist and politician. Born in Liverpool, England, George Thompson was the third son of Henry Thompson. He was a member of Parliament in Great Britain, where he championed the abolition of slavery, labor reforms, and women's rights. Thompson was an eloquent antislavery lecturer, touring in the United States from 1834 to 1835, 1850 to 1851, and 1863 to 1867.

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From Encyclopedia of African American History: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: United States History.


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