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Hancock, John (1737-1793) An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species.../by Thomas Clarkson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07830 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Book signed Date: 1787 Pagination: 156, [1] p. +Print

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Slave TradeAbolitionAmerican StatesmenSlaveryAfrican American History

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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