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The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament 2 Volume Set: The History ... Library Collection - Slavery and Abolition)

The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament 2 Volume Set: The History ... Library Collection - Slavery and Abolition)

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Thomas Clarkson
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reissue, 9/16/2010
EAN 9781108020008, ISBN10: 1108020003

Paperback, 588 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 3.7 cm
Language: English

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, first 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 1 contains the early history of the abolition movement until July 1788.

1. Introduction
2. Those who favoured the cause of the Africans previously to 1787
3. Forerunners continued to 1787
4. Second, of the Quakers in England
5. Third, of the Quakers in America
6. Facility of junction between the members of these three different classes
7. Fourth consists of Dr. Peckard, then of the author
8. Fourth class continued - Langton, Baker and others
9. Fourth class continued - Sheldon, Mackworth and others
10. Fourth class continued - author enlarges his knowledge
11. History of the preceding classes, and of their junction
12. Author endeavours to do away with the charge of ostentation
13. Proceedings of the Committee
14. Author visits Bristol to collect information
15. Mode of procuring and paying seamen in that trade
16. Author meets with Alexander Falconbridge
17. Visits Liverpool
18. Manner of procuring and paying seamen at Liverpool in the slave-trade
19. Author proceeds to Manchester
20. Labours of the Committee during the author's journey
21. Further labours of the Committee to February 1788
22. Progress of the cause to the middle of May
23. Progress to the middle of July.