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Written by:
William Wilberforce, British, 1759 - 1833  Search this
Zachary Macaulay, British, 1768 - 1838  Search this
Published by:
Greenwood Press, Inc., American, 1967 - 2008  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product), cardboard, and thread
H x W x D: 8 7/8 × 5 11/16 × 5/8 in. (22.5 × 14.5 × 1.6 cm)
hardcover books
Place depicted:
Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Barbados, Caribbean, North and Central America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean, North and Central America
Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean, North and Central America
Bahamas, Caribbean, North and Central America
Place printed:
New York, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place:
England, Europe
1823; republished 1969
A 148-page hardbound book entitled Slavery in the West Indies. The entire cover is made of a brown woven material. The front and back covers are blank. The spine reads [SLAVERY IN THE WEST INDIES] vertically and includes the Negro Universities Publishing logo at the bottom. All text on the spine is gold. The original publication of this volume was in 1823. This book was reprinted in 1969 by Negro Universities Press, a division of Greenwood Publishing Press.
This book is composed of two separate essays compiled into one volume, as noted on the Contents page. The first essay is “An Appeal to the Religion, Justice, and Humanity of the Inhabitants of the British Empire, in Behalf of the Negro Slaves in the West Indies” written by William Wilberforce. The second essay is “Negro Slavery ; Or, a View of Some of the More Prominent Features of That State of Society, as It Exists in the United States of America and in the Colonies of the West Indies, especially Jamaica” by Zachary Macaulay.
There are no inscriptions or signatures anywhere on the object.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
British colonialism  Search this
Colonialism  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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