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The West Indies in 1837 - Sturge, Joseph, and Harvey, Thomas
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In response to reports of brutality toward former slaves in the West Indies, Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey journeyed to the region's plantations to investigate the newly instituted apprenticeship system. The result was this vivid expos???, written for "the purpose of ascertaining the actual condition of the Negro population of those islands." Along with Sturge's testimony to Parliament, the book brought an end to the apprenticeship system and reawakened antislavery sentiment in Britain. This near-forgotten chapter in the ...

The West Indies in 1837 2007, Cosimo Classics

ISBN-13: 9781602061323

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