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Title
An essay on the African slave trade
Names
Belsham, William, 1752-1827 (Author)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1790
Place: Philadelphia
Publisher: Printed by Daniel Humphreys, in Front-street, near the draw-bridge.
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare C 15-24 (Lapidus Collection)
Topics
Slavery
Abolitionists
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Abolition movement
Antislavery movements
Slave trade
Genres
Essays
Notes
Content: Reprinted from the author's "Essays philosophical and moral, historical and literary". cf. Advertisement.
Creation/production credits: Attributed to Benjamin Franklin by Cushing.
Creation/production credits: Mistakenly ascribed to Franklin by Sabin. Cf. Ford, Franklin blibiography, p. 317.
Acquisition: Gift of Sidney Lapidus, 2015. Copy in Schomburg Center, Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books.
Ownership: Copy in Sc Rare C 15-24 (Lapidus Collection), inscribed, in ink, on p. 16, "John Hunt." NN
Physical Description
Extent: 15 pages. 21 cm.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
Library of Congress Control Number: 13015514
RLIN/OCLC: NYPGR6373482-B
RLIN/OCLC: 6373482B
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11674739
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 362c0390-ed26-0133-29b1-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1752: Creator Born
  • 1790: Issued
  • 1827: 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. "An essay on the African slave trade" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1790. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/dff70920-1627-0134-1c91-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "An essay on the African slave trade" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/dff70920-1627-0134-1c91-00505686a51c

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1790). An essay on the African slave trade Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/dff70920-1627-0134-1c91-00505686a51c

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An essay on the African slave trade