Contains primary texts relating to the British slave trade in the 17th and 18th century. The first volume contains two 18th-century texts covering the slave trade in Africa. Volume two focuses on the work of the Royal African company, and volumes three and four focus on the abolitionists' struggle.
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Volume 4: The Abolitionist Struggle: Promoters of the Slave Trade A Planter, Commercial Reasons for the Non-Abolition of the Slave Trade, in the West-India Islands, by a Planter and Merchant of many Years Residence in the West-Indies (1789); [Gilbert Francklyn], Observations, Occasioned by the Attempts made in England to Effect the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789); William Knox, A Letter from W K Esq To W Wilberforce, Esq (1790); [Capt. Macarty], An Appeal to the Candour and Justice of the People of England in Behalf of the West India Merchants and Planters (1792); Report from the Committee of the Honourable House of [the Jamaican] Assembly (1800); Mercator, Letters Concerning the Abolition of the Slave-Trade and Other West-India Affairs (1807)