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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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William Wells Brown describes his experience as a slave in his autobiography Narrative of William W. Brown, a fugitive slave. The attached page is just one example of a white master acting as though his slaves are not human. In this case, Mr. Walker…

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This is an image of one of the most important scenes in Othello, the scene where Othello kills his wife. This scene is important because it shows people that the “perfect” moor’s one flaw getting the best of him. Besides Othello’s flaw…

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The Last Journals of David Livingstone provides a detailed account of the interior of Africa and the lives of those that live there. The image I chose in the book provides some insight into the minds of Europeans regarding the slave trade in Africa…

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Harriet Beecher Stowe is widely known for her successful and popular nineteenth century novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which helped to highlight the moral issues of slavery and ultimately put an end to the practice. Following this novel, Stowe took…

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This pamphlet was written by Granville Sharp, a British man who advocated for the ending of slavery in Britain because he believed the power that planters had over slaves was corrupting the planters. This pamphlet was specifically written to propose…

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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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Joseph Priestley’s 1788 “Sermon on the subject of The Slave Trade” had some different components that I found very interesting. First off one of the things that stood out to me in the recording of the sermon was the spelling of words. It was…

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The most interesting pages in the book to me were pages 297-298. This book is split up into three major sections and within each section, there are sub categories of hymns. This particular section was Book III: On the Rise, Progress, Changes, and…

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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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