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Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery

Author : Quobna Ottobah Cugoano
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A freed slave's daring assertion of the evils of slavery Born in present-day Ghana, Quobna Ottobah Cugoano was kidnapped at the age of thirteen and sold into slavery by his fellow Africans in 1770; he worked in the brutal plantation chain gangs of the West Indies before being freed in England. His Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery is the most direct criticism of slavery by a writer of African descent. Cugoano refutes pro-slavery arguments of the day, including slavery's supposed divine sanction; the belief that Africans gladly sold their own families into slavery; that Africans were especially suited to its rigors; and that West Indian slaves led better lives than European serfs. Exploiting his dual identity as both an African and a British citizen, Cugoano daringly asserted that all those under slavery's yoke had a moral obligation to rebel, while at the same time he appealed to white England's better self. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species

Author : Olaudah Cugoano
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In this bold work of 1787, an ex-slave refutes pro-slavery arguments and calls for the immediate emancipation of all slaves.

Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species Humbly Submitted to the Inhabitants of Great Britain

Author : Ottobah Cugoano
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Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery Or the Nature of Servitude as Admitted by the Law of God Compared to the Modern Slavery of the Africans in the West Indies by a Native

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. The Age of Enlightenment profoundly enriched religious and philosophical understanding and continues to influence present-day thinking. Works collected here include masterpieces by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, as well as religious sermons and moral debates on the issues of the day, such as the slave trade. The Age of Reason saw conflict between Protestantism and Catholicism transformed into one between faith and logic -- a debate that continues in the twenty-first century. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T050178 Signed on p.46: Quobna Ottobouh Cugoano. bLfr report a half-title. London: printed for, and sold by, the author. Sold also by Mr. Kirby; Mr. Bell; Mr. Simonds; Mr. Steel; and Mr. Taylor, 1791. 46, [10] p.; 8°.

Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery

Author : Ottobah Cugoano
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Thoughts and sentiments on the evil and wicked traffic of the slavery By Ottobah Cugoano Thoughts and sentiments on the evil and wicked traffic of the slavery: and commerce of the human species, humbly submitted to the inhabitants of Great-Britain, by Ottobah Cugoano.Ottobah Cugoano, also known as John Stuart (c. 1757 - after 1791), was an African abolitionist and natural rights philosopher[1] from Ghana who was active in England in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Captured in present-day Ghana and sold into slavery at the age of 13, he was shipped to Grenada in the Lesser Antilles, where he worked on a plantation. In 1772 he was purchased by an English merchant who took him to England, where he was taught to read and write, and was freed following the ruling in the Somersett Case (1772). Later working for artists Richard and Maria Cosway, he became acquainted with British political and cultural figures. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Thomas Clarkson and Ottobah Cugoano

Author : Thomas Clarkson
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When abolitionists Thomas Clarkson and Ottobah Cugoano published their essays on slavery in the late eighteenth century, they became key participants in one of the most important human rights campaigns in history. British abolitionism sought to expose the realities of transatlantic slavery in addition to asking politicians to help dehumanized Africans in the New World, and this edition brings together two major essays of the 1780s that were influential in the spread of the early abolitionist movement: Clarkson’s An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species and Cugoano’s Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil and Wicked Traffic of the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species. A critical introduction and extensive historical appendices on British and American slavery and abolitionism, featuring contemporary arguments for and against slavery, are also included.

A Guide for the Study of British Caribbean History 1763 1834

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Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition

Author : Peter P. Hinks
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Volume one of a two volume set featuring alphabetically arranged entries that cover a wide range of topics related to the antislavery movement and abolitionist activities in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, highlighting people and events that played a key role in ending slavery in the United States.

American Book Publishing Record

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Western European and British Barbarity Savagery and Brutality in the Transatlantic Chattel Slave TRade

Author : Dr. Robinson A. Milwood, Phd
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Man makes history, in a fashion, and history also makes man. As with other men, the historical experience of the African over the centuries has had a profound effect on his self-image as well as on his perception of the external world. Perhaps more than other men, the African in pre-colonial times developed a strong historical tradition, and his perception of himself and his world came to depend very much on his view of the past. European colonialism, brief as it was, produced a traumatic effect largely because it tried to impose on the African a gross distortion of his historical tradition.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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National Union Catalog

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.

Catalog of the Melville J Herskovits Library of African Studies Northwestern University Library Evanston Illinois and Africana in Selected Libraries

Author : Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies
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British Literature 1780 1830

Author : Anne Kostelanetz Mellor
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This new comprehensive, and revisionist anthology of what is traditionally categorized as English Romanticism utilizes the most recent historical, feminist, textual, and cultural methods and scholarship.

Anti Slavery Opinions before the year 1800 To which is appended a facsimile reprint of Dr G Buchanan s Oration on the moral and political evil of slavery delivered July 4 1791

Author : William Frederick POOLE
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Anti slavery Opinions Before the Year 1800

Author : William Frederick Poole
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This books outlines the opinions of Slavery in America before the year 1800, mostly taken from pamphlets and speeches.

The Southern Platform Or Manual of Southern Sentiment on the Subject of Slavery

Author : Daniel Reaves Goodloe
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A collection of the writings of the most eminent southern statesmen of the Revolutionary War period, designed to show that such men as Washington, Jefferson, Henry Clay, etc., abhorred slavery even though many of them were slave owners. Designed as an anti-slavery statement to the people of the South.

Speech of the Hon Daniel Webster

Author : Daniel Webster
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Speech in the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church May 30th 1859

Author : Erasmus Darwin MacMaster
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The Abolition Movement An Anthology

Author : Stephanie L. Harrington
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This anthology brings to life the reality of England's transatlantic slave trade and the movement to end its practice in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Published here are anti-slavery poems by William Cowper and Robert Southey; Thoughts and Sentiments on the Evil of Slavery, a slave narrative by Ottobah Cugoano; and four abolitionist essays: Brief Considerations on Slavery, To the Friends of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, A Letter on the Greater Necessity of an Abolition of the African Slave Trade, and Hints for a Specific Plan for an Abolition of the Slave Trade.