As we designed from the beginning, our goal as producers of History of the Saints has been to take a careful look at the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and those people who made it. Our intent has always been to instruct and inspire faith. And in keeping with that sometimes it is needful to step back and look at the larger world context that the Saints were living in. For example, Joseph Smith had just returned from the Zion’s Camp march in August 1834 where he and others ministered to the relief of the oppressed. It was at that same time, August 1, 1834 that a great and monumental event occurred that would lift oppression around the globe. Thanks to the efforts of William Wilberforce and others, slavery was abolished in the British Empire.