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Thomas Clarkson’s essay is comprehensive in its critique of the slave trade and does well to trace the history of slavery and point out its flaws. The book is split into 4 sections, each detailing the concept of European slavery, the state of…

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A High Life Below Stairs by James Townley, was a satirical play that was originally published in 1759 and performed throughout the 1700’s. The scene is shown to be London during the 1700’s which was a time of common slavery. Not only was…

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Othello was a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, featuring a Moor.  At the time of performance, 1604, there were few blacks in Britain as this was before the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade was at its height.  Therefore, Othello and Oroonoko (1688)…

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In William Winwood Reade’s compilation of discoveries in Savage Africa, he unveils the agenda behind Sierra Leone colonies and the correlation between blacks there and in Briton. Upon the liberation of many slaves following the American Revolution,…

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I found the most interesting page to be page 7 of the preface. This is interesting when thinking about Black Britons because it implies that white Britons may have only felt the need to treat them well due to their religion rather than their morals.…

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This image shown is of the main character’s wife in this story Imoinda who was actually a white woman living in Africa who was sold into slavery. Oroonoko was originally published in 1696 by Thomas Southerne during a time when people were really…

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Thomas Clarkson (1760 to 1846) was one of the leading figures in the English abolitionist movement, well known for his efforts against the slave trade in the British empire. Perhaps one of Clarkson’s most famous essays is his An essay on the…

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A Vindication on the Use of Sugar is an anonymously written pamphlet that refutes the idea that sugar is the root of the evils of the slave trade. Before this, many Britons attributed the slave trade evils to the farming of sugar in the West Indies,…

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The most interesting page I found in Livingstone’s book was on page 487. I found this page interesting because it has illustrations of different types of hairstyles worn by African men and women. The reason I found this page so interesting is…

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In the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe wanted to portray the evils of slavery to society. Through the English artist George Cruikshank’s illustrations of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the viewer is able to actually picture, through a…
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