An abstract of the evidence delivered before a select committee of the House of Commons in the years 1790 and 1791; on the part of the petitioners for the abolition of the slave-trade

This abolitionist publication brings together the testimonies against the slave trade presented to a House of Commons committee in 1790 and 1791. The honesty and respectability of the witnesses, and their personal experience of the slave trade are emphasised. Testimonies are included from witnesses who had been stationed in Africa, on board slave ships, and in slave plantations in the Americas, in order to prove the illegitimacy of the trade. A French translation was published in 1814 to inform public opinion in Europe.

Also published in Edinburgh for the Glasgow and Edinburgh Societies for the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1791).

  • Date : 1791
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  • Classification : Report
  • Place of publication : London
  • Publisher : James Phillips
  • Language : English
  • Theme : Abolition Campaigns
  • Source : Anti-Slavery International, 'Recovered Histories' collection. Friends House Library, London. Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, University of London. British Library. Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
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  • Key words : Evidence House Commons Committee Slave Trade Witnesses 1791 Abolition Testimony

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