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Título: The History of the Rise, Progress, & ...
Editorial: Printed by R. Taylor and Co. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster - Row. January 1808, London
Año de publicación: 1808
Edición: First Edition.
Two Volumes, 8vo. pp. [iii] 572 & [i] 592; complete copy with the three plates : 1] folding plate with schematic history of the abolition movement, 2] folding plate illustrating the distribution of Slaves on board ship during transportation, [rear repair with old tape marking showing], 3] engraved plate of slave manacles. Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846) was a leading campaigner against slavery and the African slave trade. After graduating from St. John's College, Cambridge in 1783, Clarkson with Granville Sharp (1735-1813) founded the Committee for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade in 1787, which increased popular support for abolition and was the main campaigner behind the abolition of the slave trade. These volumes, published in 1808, contain a unique contemporary account of the abolition movement from one of its major leaders. Clarkson describes in great detail the Quaker background to the abolitionist movement and the parliamentary debates leading to the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The contemporary arguments both in support and in opposition to abolition and the researches and actions of the abolition movement's members are described, creating an important historical record of the movement. Volume one, contains the early history of the abolition movement until July 1788. Contemporary polished calf, original spines worn, joints firm. original marbled end-papers. Excellent clean Set. N° de ref. de la librería 834
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