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Title
Antidote to West-Indian sketches: drawn from authentic sources
Names
Leith, James, Sir, 1763-1816 (Author)
Pinckard, George, 1768-1835 (Author)
Great Britain. Colonial Office. Library (Author)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1816
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for Whitmore and Fenn, Charing Cross
Table of Contents
No. I. Condition of the slaves in the British colonies, from Pinckard's Notes on the West Indies -- No. II. A short account of the African Institution, and refutation of the calumnies of the directors / by Sir James Leith -- No. III. The actual condition of the Negroes in the British West India colonies; and a further exposure of the calumnies of the African Institution -- No. IV. The calumnies of the African Institution further illustrated by Parliamentary papers, and other documents.
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare D 16-15 (Lapidus Collection)
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
Abolitionists
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Abolition movement
Antislavery movements
African Institution (London, England)
Slaves -- Social conditions -- West Indies, British
Slavery -- West Indies, British
Slavery -- justification
Great Britain -- West Indies -- Colonies -- Administration
Genres
Pamphlets
Notes
Content: Each number has special title page.
Content: Printed in double columns.
Physical Description
Extent: Bound. 13x21 cm.
Description
These are the first four in a series of seven, charging the African Institution and other abolitionists with "calumny," "unparalleled effrontery," "insidious and wilful obliquity," and "fanaticism" in their reporting on African slavery; and with "visibly preparing for the rapid march of murder, anarchy, and desolation in our West India possessions." In reality, planters "are humane and merciful," and the slaves "happy." Ineed, they have "little cause to lament their removal from the wild woods of an opposite shore, and could scarcely desire to change their present lot for the high rated freedom of European paupers."
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 948316221
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20949510
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6d199b70-fe6d-0133-10e7-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1763: Creator Born
  • 1816: Issued
  • 1816: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Antidote to West-Indian sketches" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1816. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d36c6bc0-0b0c-0134-8c5d-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Antidote to West-Indian sketches" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d36c6bc0-0b0c-0134-8c5d-00505686a51c

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1816). Antidote to West-Indian sketches Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d36c6bc0-0b0c-0134-8c5d-00505686a51c

Wikipedia Citation

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Antidote to West-Indian sketches