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The History, Civil And Commercial, Of The British Colonies In The West Indies -Title Page

The History, Civil And Commercial, Of The British Colonies In The West Indies -Title Page

Author: Edwards, Bryan

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1793

Shelfmark: 146.c.1-3

Item number: Title Page

Length: 26.5

Width: 20.15

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

This is the title page of 'The History, Civil & Commercial, Of The British Colonies In The West Indies,' written by Bryan Edwards. Edwards was sent to Jamaica in 1759 where he inherited his uncle's prosperous plantation and became a leading member of the Jamaican colonial assembly. He produced several histories and accounts of the West Indies and this 3 volume work was published 1793 -1801. Edwards became a member of the British parliament in 1796. He strongly supported the slave trade but also argued for the improvement of the treatment of enslaved workers.

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