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  1. Emancipation in the West Indies: A Six Months' Tour in Antigua, Barbados, and Jamaica, in the Year 1837 (Cambridge Library Collection - Slavery and Abolition)
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  2. Emancipation in the West Indies: A Six Months' Tour in Antigua, Barbados, and Jamaica, in the Year 1837 (Cambridge Library Collection - Slavery and Abolition)

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Published in 1838 by the American Anti-Slavery Society, who had commissioned their investigative tour, Thome and Kimball's Emancipation in the West Indies immediately became an influential abolitionist text. Many anti-abolitionists in America were prophesying major upheaval should slavery be outlawed. Slavery had been officially abolished in the British West Indies in 1827, and the object of the tour was to assess the results there. The islands visited had followed different models ranging from total abolition to a gradual change through apprenticeship until 1838, and the results had proved those who feared abolition wrong. There had been no insurrection or increase in crime, participation in education and religion among former slaves had generally increased, and only the former slave-owners were unhappy about the economic consequences for their estates. The book contains documentary evidence from residents and officials of the islands, describing the effects of emancipation.

Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781108016704
Edition
Reissue
ISBN
1108016707
Label
Cambridge University Press
Manufacturer
Cambridge University Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
498
PublicationDate
2010-09-23
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Studio
Cambridge University Press
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