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Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. An abstract of the evidence delivered before a select committee of the House of Commons in the years 1790 and 1791...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.028 Author/Creator: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Place Written: Newcastle, England Type: Book Date: 1791 Pagination: 1 v. : 132 p. : ill. ; 19.7 x 12.7 cm.

Summary of Content: (title continues)... on the part of the petitioners for the abolition of the slave trade. Pamphlet bound as a book. With a note "Printed at the expense of the society in Newcastle for promoting the abolition of the slave-trade. Includes one illustration: a damaged and torn folding woodcut of slave ship, with lower portion missing. Contains a list of witnesses examined by the House of Commons regarding the slave trade.

People: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsAbolitionAfrican American HistoryReform MovementSlaveryMaritimeCommerce

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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