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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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The London Yearly Meeting took a surprising turn in 1783 when they published, “The case of our fellow creatures, the oppressed Africans, respectfully recommended to the serious consideration of the legislature of Great-Britain by the people of…

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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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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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High Life Beneath Stairs is a comical play that was preformed in Britain in the late 1700’s, a time when slavery was an everyday occurance. The use of the character’s race and the dialect between them alludes to the truth about the treatment of…

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This image is a part of a letter from Granville Sharp for the abolition of slavery. What’s interesting about this letter and this page specifically is the fact that you can see how he analyzed Latin phrases and their meaning to justify what was…

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The book containing the “Address to the people of Maryland” contains works from several different writers or people of power during the 18th Century such as Granville Sharp. Granville Sharp’s letter features at the end of the article but…

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This book is a case about the infamous James Sommersett case, where he was brought to the Court of King’s Bench to determine the lawfulness of enslavement. This work in particular is interesting because it is written by the counsel for Sommersett…

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I found this page from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands particularly interesting because it’s focus is on encountering a castle, something we didn’t really discuss in class. The image illustrated on the page is authentic…

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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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