The Island of Cuba: Its resources, progress, and prospects, considered in relation especially to the influence of its prosperity on the interests of the British West India Colonies

This portrait of Cuba looks at the island's laws, economy and society, its future as a Spanish colony and its relationships with neighbouring countries, including the US. Chapter five, on the condition of slaves in Cuba, was originally delivered as a lecture at the General Anti-Slavery Convention entitled 'An Address on Slavery in Cuba' (114-82). Madden dismisses the British and French idea of a "mild" form of slavery in Spain's colonies, describing examples of cruelty and corruption he has witnessed during his tours of Cuban plantations.

Includes a number of appendices on the British abolition movement, slavery in the Americas, the continued transatlantic slave trade to Cuba and Brazil, etc.

  • Date : 1849
  • Surname : Madden
  • First name : Richard Robert
  • Classification : Book
  • Place of publication : London
  • Publisher : Charles Gilpin
  • Language : English
  • Theme : Abolition Campaigns;Travel Writings
  • Source : British Library. Biblioteca Nacional de España.
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  • Key words : Island Cuba Spain West Indies Slavery Lecture Anti-Slavery Convention

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