Slavery In The West Indies



An antislavery pamphlet consisting of eight pages, removed from larger volume. The article argues for the end of slavery in the interest of the British people, using examples from legal cases- Esther Hibners and Helen Moss. Printed by T.C Hansard. As a historical resource, the pamphlet reflects the racial prejudice of the era in which it was created, and may include language and imagery which is offensive, oppressive and may cause upset. Racism is an ongoing legacy of transatlantic slavery that continues to impact the world we live in today. The front cover features a woodcut illustration by the prominent illustrator George Cruikshank. It depicts a plantation scene with a chained enslaved woman cowering before a white overseer who is raising his arm to strike her with a whip.