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The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences; Four Periods of American History (Paperback) Loot Price: R267
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The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences; Four Periods of American History (Paperback): Hilary Abner Herbert

The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences; Four Periods of American History (Paperback)

Hilary Abner Herbert

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II EMANCIPATION PRIOR TO 1831 IN the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, English, and American vessels brought many thousands of negroes from Africa, and sold them as slaves in the British West Indies and in the British-American colonies. William Goodell, a distinguished Abolitionist writer, tells us1 that "in the importation of slaves for the Southern colonies the merchants of New England competed with those of New York and the South" (which never had much shipping). "They appear indeed to have outstripped them, and to have almost monopolized at one time the profits of this detestable trade. Boston, Salem, and Newburyport in Massachusetts, and Newport and Bristol in Rhode Island, amassed, in the persons of a few of their citizens, vast sums of this rapidly acquired and ill-gotten wealth."1 1 "Slavery and Anti-Slavery," 3d ed., 1885. 1 Am. Archives, 4th series, vol. I, p. 696. tlb.,p. 1136. a/i.,p. 735. The slaves coming to America went chiefly to the Southern colonies, because there only was slave labor profitable. The laws and conditions under which these negroes were sold in the American colonies were precisely the same as in the West Indies, except that the whites in the islands, so far as is known, never objected, whereas the records show that earnest protests came from Virginia1 and also from Georgia2 and North Carolina.8 The King of England was interested in the profits of the iniquitous trade and all protests were in vain. Of the rightfulness, however, of slavery itself there was but little question in the minds of Christian peoples until the closing years of the eighteenth century. Then the cruelties practised by ship-masters in the Middle Passage attracted attention, and then came gradually a revolution in public ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Hilary Abner Herbert
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-62310-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-62310-7
Barcode: 9780217623100

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