Antidote to West-Indian sketches: drawn from authentic sources
NamesLeith, James, Sir, 1763-1816 (Author)Pinckard, George, 1768-1835 (Author)Great Britain. Colonial Office. Library (Author)
Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1816Place: LondonPublisher: Printed for Whitmore and Fenn, Charing Cross
Table of ContentsNo. 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 locationsSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books DivisionShelf locator: Sc Rare D 16-15 (Lapidus Collection)
TopicsSlaverySlave tradeAbolitionistsAfrican AmericansBlacksEnslaved peopleAbolition movementAntislavery movementsAfrican Institution (London, England)Slaves -- Social conditions -- West Indies, BritishSlavery -- West Indies, BritishSlavery -- justificationGreat Britain -- West Indies -- Colonies -- Administration
NotesContent: Each number has special title page.Content: Printed in double columns.
Physical DescriptionExtent: Bound. 13x21 cm.
DescriptionThese 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."
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IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 948316221NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20949510Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6d199b70-fe6d-0133-10e7-00505686a51c
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