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The History Of The Rise, Progress, And Accomplishment Of The Abolition Of The African Slave Trade By The British Parliament -Page 377

The History Of The Rise, Progress, And Accomplishment Of The Abolition Of The African Slave Trade By The British Parliament -Page 377

Author: Clarkson, Thomas

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1808

Shelfmark: 522.f.23

Item number: Page 377

Length: 21.1

Width: 12

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

Extract from Thomas Clarkson's 'The History, Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament.' Clarkson was one of the leading British campaigners against slavery. Here, he describes some of the instruments of punishment used by the plantation owners: handcuffs, shackles, thumb screws and a speculum oris which was used to wrench open a person's jaw.

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