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Detail from plantation sale notice

Detail from plantation sale notice

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London Gazette , January – March 1834.
Detail from the notice of the sale of L’Union and Alliance sugar plantations in British Guiana, with joint gang of 146 slaves, property of Robert Patterson, deceased.

Date: Mar 4 1834

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Exports from Britain to Africa

Exports from Britain to Africa

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The Select Committee on the West Coast of Africa , part 2.
Continuation of Appendix 36. Table of exports from African states to England, 1827 – 1841, showing part of the table of exports from Britain to Africa.

Date: 1827 - 1841

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Exports, Africa to England

Exports, Africa to England

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The Select Committee on the West Coast of Africa , part 2.
Appendix 36. Table of exports from African states to England, 1827 – 1841, showing the huge increase in palm oil.

Date: 1827 - 1841

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List of donors and subscribers

List of donors and subscribers

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Extract from Tracts on Slavery, The Foreign Slave Trade , 1837. List of donors and subscribers to the Bristol Auxiliary Anti-Slavery Society.

Date: 1837

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List of donors and subscribers

List of donors and subscribers

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Extract from Tracts on Slavery, The Foreign Slave Trade , 1837. List of donors and subscribers to the Bristol Auxiliary Anti-Slavery Society.

Date: 1837

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Poem called The Negroes Complaint

Poem called The Negroes Complaint

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Extract from Tracts on Slavery, The Foreign Slave Trade , 1837. A poem called The Negroes Complaint by Cowper. An anti-slavery poem published during the proceedings of an anti-slavery meeting held in Bristol, 1826.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1800s

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Extract

Extract of letter from Superintendant of Police

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Extract from letter by Superintendant of Police to Governor of Antigua, regarding the need for uniform wages rates for free labour and the problems of the indentured white servants (Europeans who sold their labour for a set period of time to work on the plantations).From Papers Relative to Abolition of Slavery in the British Colonies, Part II, 1833-35.

Date: 1833-35

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Pamphlet; apprenticeship in colonies

Pamphlet; apprenticeship in colonies

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Pamphlet on Negro Apprenticeship in the Colonies – A Review of the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons. The committe was apointed to enquire into The working of the apprenticeship system… Published London 1837.
The committee found that local legislation had been passed which disadvantaged freed slaves.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1837

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Pamphlet; apprenticeship in colonies

Pamphlet; apprenticeship in colonies

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Pamphlet on Negro Apprenticeship in the Colonies – A Review of the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons. The committe was apointed to enquire into The working of the apprenticeship system… Published London 1837.
The committee found that local legislation had been passed which disadvantaged freed slaves.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1837

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Pamphlet; apprenticeship in colonies

Pamphlet; apprenticeship in colonies

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Pamphlet on Negro Apprenticeship in the Colonies – A Review of the Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons. The committe was apointed to enquire into The working of the apprenticeship system… Published London 1837.
The committee found that local legislation had been passed which disadvantaged freed slaves.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1837

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