Contributors

Special thanks go to the following who have made this project possible:

Bridget Bennett

Bridget Bennett

Bridget Bennett is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the School of English, University of Leeds. She has published widely on American literature and has a special interest in transatlantic approaches to literary studies. In 2009 she was awarded an Undergraduate Research Scholarship from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Leeds to work with Yosra developing this project.

Yosra Awad

Yosra Awad

Yosra Awad is a third year student at the University of Leeds, studying English Language and Literature. In her first year she was awarded an Undergraduate Research Scholarship, which has enabled her to research abolition in Yorkshire, using materials from the British Library and local Leeds organisations. She looks forward to writing a dissertation on this subject.

Mark Lucas

Mark Lucas

Founder of Grain Design, Leeds. www.designbygrain.com

Rachel Finegan

Rachel Finegan

Project illustrator, studying a BA Illustration at University College Falmouth.

Layla Bloom

Layla Bloom

Curator at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds.

Joe Williams

Joe Williams

Actor, writer and local historian.

Lee Dalley

Lee Dalley

Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds.

Max Hadley

Max Hadley

Project animator, studying a BA Illustration at University College Falmouth.

Chris Sheppard

Ayesha Bennett

Project audio voice-overs.

Chris Sheppard

Iona Bennett

Project audio voice-overs.


We would also like to thank the following organisations and staff for their help with the project:
The British Library, Kathy Isherwood, Rose Gibson, Louise-Ann Hand, Ruth Kitchin, Leeds Central Library, Leeds City Museum, Brotherton Library, Chris Sheppard, Antonia Lovelace, Greta Meredith, National Media Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Kate O’Neill, Ceinwen Paynton, Adam Robinson, Tess Hornsby Smith, the Thoresby Society, University of Leeds Annual Alumni Fund, Malcolm Chase.