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Scotland And The Abolition Of Black Slavery, 1756-1838

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Although much has been written about Scottish involvement in slavery, the contribution of Scots to the abolition of black slavery has not yet been sufficiently recognised. This book starts with a Virginian slave seeking his freedom in Scotland in 1756 and ends with the abolition of the apprenticeship scheme in the West Indian colonies in 1838.Contemporary documents and periodicals reveal a groundswell of revulsion to what was described as "the horrible traffik in humans". Petitions to Parliament came from remote islands in Shetland as well as from large public meetings in cities. In a land steeped in religion, ministers and church leaders took the lead in giving theological support to the cause of abolition. The contributions of five London Scots who were pivotal to the campaign throughout Britain are set against opposition to abolition from many Scots with commercial interests in the slave trade and the sugar plantations.Missionaries and miners, trades guilds and lawyers all played their parts in challenging slavery. Many of their struggles and frustrations are detailed for the first time in an assessment of the unique contribution made by Scotland and the Scots to the destruction of an institution whose effects are still with us today.

Personalised inscription on the first page, and very minor wear and tear on the spine, otherwise in good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Iain Whyte
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0748624333
ISBN-13:
9780748624331
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
Scotland And The Abolition Of Black Slavery, 1756-1838

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Although much has been written about Scottish involvement in slavery, the contribution of Scots to the abolition of black slavery has not yet been sufficiently recognised. This book starts with a Virginian slave seeking his freedom in Scotland in 1756 and ends with the abolition of the apprenticeship scheme in the West Indian colonies in 1838.Contemporary documents and periodicals reveal a groundswell of revulsion to what was described as "the horrible traffik in humans". Petitions to Parliament came from remote islands in Shetland as well as from large public meetings in cities. In a land steeped in religion, ministers and church leaders took the lead in giving theological support to the cause of abolition. The contributions of five London Scots who were pivotal to the campaign throughout Britain are set against opposition to abolition from many Scots with commercial interests in the slave trade and the sugar plantations.Missionaries and miners, trades guilds and lawyers all played their parts in challenging slavery. Many of their struggles and frustrations are detailed for the first time in an assessment of the unique contribution made by Scotland and the Scots to the destruction of an institution whose effects are still with us today.

Personalised inscription on the first page, and very minor wear and tear on the spine, otherwise in good condition.

Author(s):
Iain Whyte
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0748624333
ISBN-13:
9780748624331
Number of pages:
278
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Title:
Scotland And The Abolition Of Black Slavery, 1756-1838

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