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The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839)   By: (1760-1846)

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THE HISTORY OF THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE, BY THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT

BY THOMAS CLARKSON, M.A.

1839

[Illustration: Thomas Clarkson]

TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM, LORD GRENVILLE,

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLES, EARL GREY,

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE FRANCIS, EARL MOIRA,

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE GEORGE JOHN, EARL SPENCER,

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE HENRY RICHARD, LORD HOLLAND,

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THOMAS, LORD ERSKINE,

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDWARD, LORD ELLENBOROUGH,

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD HENRY PETTY,

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THOMAS GRENVILLE,

NINE OUT OF TWELVE OF HIS MAJESTY'S LATE CABINET MINISTERS,

TO WHOSE WISE AND VIRTUOUS ADMINISTRATION BELONGS

THE UNPARALLELED AND ETERNAL GLORY

OF THE ANNIHILATION,

AS FAR AS THEIR POWER EXTENDED,

OF ONE OF THE GREATEST SOURCES OF CRIMES AND SUFFERINGS,

EVER RECORDED IN THE ANNALS OF MANKIND;

AND TO THE MEMORIES OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM PITT,

AND OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLES JAMES FOX,

UNDER WHOSE FOSTERING INFLUENCE

THE GREAT WORK WAS BEGUN AND PROMOTED;

THIS HISTORY

OF

THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE,

IS RESPECTFULLY AND GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED.

CONTENTS

PREFATORY REMARKS ON THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY

CHAPTER I Introduction. Estimate of the evil of the Slave Trade; and of the blessing of the Abolition of it. Usefulness of the contemplation of this subject

CHAPTER II Those, who favoured the cause of the Africans previously to 1787, were so many necessary forerunners in it. Cardinal Ximenes; and others

CHAPTER III Forerunners continued to 1787; divided now into four classes. First consists of persons in England of various descriptions, Godwyn, Baxter, and others

CHAPTER IV Second, of the Quakers in England, George Fox, and his religious descendants

CHAPTER V Third, of the Quakers in America. Union of these with individuals of other religious denominations in the same cause

CHAPTER VI Facility of junction between the members of these three different classes

CHAPTER VII Fourth, consists of Dr. Peckard; then of the Author. Author wishes to embark in the cause; falls in with several of the members of these classes

CHAPTER VIII Fourth class continued; Langton, Baker, and others. Author now embarks in the cause as a business of his life

CHAPTER IX Fourth class continued; Sheldon, Mackworth, and others. Author seeks for further information on the subject; and visits Members of Parliament

CHAPTER X Fourth class continued. Author enlarges his knowledge. Meeting at Mr. Wilberforce's. Remarkable junction of all the four classes, and a Committee formed out of them, in May, 1787, for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

CHAPTER XI History of the preceding classes, and of their junction, shown by means of a map.

CHAPTER XII Author endeavours to do away the charge of ostentation in consequence of becoming so conspicuous in this work.

CHAPTER XIII Proceedings of the Committee; Emancipation declared to be no part of its object. Wrongs of Africa by Mr. Roscoe.

CHAPTER XIV Author visits Bristol to collect information. Ill usage of seamen in the Slave Trade. Articles of African produce. Massacre at Calabar.

CHAPTER XV Mode of procuring and paying seamen in that trade; their mortality in it. Construction and admeasurement of slave ships. Difficulty of procuring evidence. Cases of Gardiner and Arnold.

CHAPTER XVI Author meets with Alexander Falconbridge; visits ill treated and disabled seamen; takes a mate out of one of the slave vessels, and puts another in prison for murder.

CHAPTER XVII Visits Liverpool. Specimens of African produce... Continue reading book >>


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