A Lecture on the Present Relations of Free Labor to Slave Labor, in Tropical and Semi-Tropical Countries; Presenting an Outline of the Commercial Failure of West India Emancipation, and Its Effects Upon Slavery and the Slave Trade,

A Lecture on the Present Relations of Free Labor to Slave Labor, in Tropical and Semi-Tropical Countries; Presenting an Outline of the Commercial Failure of West India Emancipation, and Its Effects Upon Slavery and the Slave Trade,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...in the six Reports on the Slave Trade and Slavery, made to Parliament, within the last two years, is led to this conclusion: That England's coersive measures have not merely failed to check the supply of slaves to Brazil, but that, on the other hand, they have had the effect of greatly aggravating the horrors of the middle passage, and the sufferings endured by the negroes in the barracoons on the coast of Africa, as well as very materially prejudicing the interests of British merchants trading to that country. This failure of the coercive policy for the suppression of the slave trade, the Reviewers contend, "results from its unsoundness in principle." IV. That the governments named, cannot hope to escape from the necessity of consuming the products of slave labor, except by calling into active service, on an extensive scale, the free labor of countries not at present producing the commodities upon which slave labor is employed. In the discussion of our first proposition, we proved that the tropical countries, where slavery has been abolished, have failed to furnish to commerce, since emancipation, an amount of products equal to what they had previously supplied. In discussing some of the other propositions, it appeared that the whole free labor exports from the Asiatic portion of the Eastern Hemisphere, added to those of the Western, had fallen far short of supplying the demands of Europe and America. It also appeared that to this cause was principally due the vast increase of the slave trade during the present century. To sustain our fourth proposition, it will be necessary to show, thatrthe free labor to which we have referred, cannot be so stimulated as to make it sufliciently productive to compete with, and displace, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745698
  • 9781236745699