• I have watched how steadily the general feeling, as shown at elections, has been rising against Slavery. What a proud thing for England if she is the first European nation which utterly abolishes it! I was told before leaving England that after living in slave countries all my opinions would be altered; the only alteration I am aware of is forming a much higher estimate of the negro character.

    Charles Darwin (2015). “Delphi Complete Works of Charles Darwin (Illustrated)”, p.10033, Delphi Classics