Issue 53: William Wilberforce and the Century of Reform

A rich man, William Wilberforce found himself in a privileged position to help the underprivileged. A political man, he served in Parliament for forty-five years and championed the cause against slavery. A passionate man, his crooked spine and near-blindness could not quench his zeal for the freedom of all people. A persistent man, his abolition proposal finally passed when presented for the twelfth time. This issue of Christian History & Biography is dedicated to Wilberforce and to the many other brave souls who instigated social reform in 19th century England.

  • An introduction to the nineteenth century
  • Lord Shaftesbury and William Gladstone
  • Child labor
  • Prison reform
  • Christian ministry in the inner city

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