The Case of our Fellow Creatures

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Title

The Case of our Fellow Creatures

Subject

Abolitionism

Description

This pamphlet was an essential part of the British Abolition movement. It reflected the religious beliefs of the Quakers that slavery was immoral, and called upon Parliament to abolish it. Published in 1784, it was on the earlier side of the British Abolition movement and is one of the first examples of a major religious group speaking out against slavery. It also was extremely important in highlighting the moral issues of owning another human. This particular image from within the pamphlet is interesting, as it demonstrates how strongly the Quakers felt about abolition. It shows that the Quakers felt so strongly that “Oppressed Africans” were their “fellow creatures” that it even says so in the title of the document. It also highlights all the purpose of the article more clearly than any other individual page of the document.

Creator

London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends). Meeting for Sufferings

Source

The Case of our fellowcreatures, the oppressed Africans: respectfully recommended to the serious consideration of the legislation of Great-Britain

Publisher

London: James Phillips, George-Yard, Lombard Street

Date

1784

Contributor

Aram Dommerholt

Rights

USC Archives & Special Collections: Call # BX7732 . Q3 v.8

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Files

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Citation

London Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends). Meeting for Sufferings, “The Case of our Fellow Creatures,” Black Britons in USC Archives & Special Collections, accessed September 19, 2017, http://uscblackbritons.omeka.net/items/show/30.