ABOLITIONISTS & ANTI-SLAVERY THEORISTS

Created: July 8, 2010
Updated: January 22, 2017

 

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Wendell Phillips, The Disunionist, Can Abolitionists vote or take Office under the United States Constitution? (Cincinnati: Sparhawk and Lytle, Printers, 1845). [Facsimile PDF] [HTML]

 

 

 

BartolomÉ de Las Casas (1484-1566)

Bio

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Works at this Website

There is an interesting French and Spanish edition of the works of Bartolomé de Las Casas from 1822.

  • Oeuvres de Don Bartéliemi de Las Casas, évéque de Chiapa, Défenseur de la liberté des naturels de l'Amérique; précédées de sa vie, et accompagnées de notes historiques, additions, développemens, etc., etc.; avec portrait; par J.-A. Llorente (Paris: Eymery, 1822), 2 vols.
  • Coleccion de las Obras del venerable Obispo de Chiapa, Don Bartolomé de Las Casas, defensor de la Libertad de los americanos. Da todo esto á luz el doctor Don Juan Antonio Llorente (Paris: Rosa, 1822).

 

 

Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846)

Bio

Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846) was the leading opponent of the slave trade and slavery in England in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. His opposition was was based on religious (he was an evangelical Anglican), moral, political, and economic grounds and he had an enormous impact in Europe and the United States.

Works at this Website

  • An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, particularly the African, translated from a Latin Dissertation, which was Honoured with the First Prize, in the University of Cambridge, for the Year 1785, with Additions (London: J. Phillips, 1786).[PDF 6.9 MB].
  • An Essay on the Impolicy of the African Slave Trade. In Two Parts. (London: J. Phillips, 1788). [PDF 6 MB].
  • The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament, 2 vols. (London: L. Taylor, 1808).
  • Thoughts on the Necessity of Improving the Condition of the Slaves in the British Colonies, with a View to their Ultimate Emancipation; and on the Practicability, the Safety, and the Advantages of the Latter Measure. (London: Richard Taylor, 1823). [PDF 2.5 MB].
  • Strictures on a Life of William Wilberforce by the Rev. W. Wilberforce, and the Rev. S. Wilberforce. With a Correspondence betweeen Lord Brougham and Mr. Clarkson; also a Supplement, containing Remarks on the Edinburgh Review of Mr. Wilberforce's Life, etc. (London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1838). [PDF 171.3 MB] (colour PDF)..
  • The History of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliamen. A New Edition, with Prefatory Remarks on the subsequent Abolition of Slavery, (London: John W. Parker, 1839). [PDF 18.4 MB].

Some Illustrations from his Books