The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament (2 volume set)

The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament (2 volume set)

Thomas Clarkson

London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808


2 volume set. 1st ed. Bound in fine modern 1/4 leather, with gilt ruled spine.  Marbled boards.  Fine binding and cover. Scattered foxing, mostly to volume 1.  Collated: [4], 572; [2], 592 pages. Contains the original large folding map of the rivers of anti-slavery sentiment and the plate of slave manacles and restraints.  Spotting to both plates. Stamp of Judge Aldrich B. Underwood on verso of plates.  The folding plate of a slave ship provided in facsimile. Additional engraving, "Am I not a man and a brother too?" on pg. 450. Sabin 13486. Blockson 101, 17. Dumond p. 40. "Thomas Clarkson was a leading campaigner against slavery and the African slave trade. Clarkson with Granville Sharp founded the Committee for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade in 1787, which increased popular support for abolition and was the main campaigner behind the abolition of the slave trade. These volumes contain a unique contemporary account of the abolition movement from one of its major leaders. Clarkson describes in great detail the Quaker background to the abolitionist movement and the parliamentary debates leading to the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The contemporary arguments both in support and in opposition to abolition and the researches and actions of the abolition movement's members are described, creating an important historical record of the movement. Volume 1 contains the early history of the abolition movement until July 1788." -  Cambridge Library Collection.

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