The West Indies as They Are, or a Real Picture of Slavery, But More Particularly as It Exists in the Island of Jamaica

The West Indies as They Are, or a Real Picture of Slavery, But More Particularly as It Exists in the Island of Jamaica : In Three Parts, with Notes (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The West Indies as They Are, or a Real Picture of Slavery, but More Particularly as It Exists in the Island of Jamaica: In Three Parts, With Notes England; whilst the abolitionists, the friends of the Slaves in this country, on the other hand, have been misinformed as to some of the evils of Slavery, and have represented to the world, by their writings, the condition of the Negroes as being rather worse than it really is. The truth, most likely, lies between the statements of these two parties, for the colonists may very justly be suspected of being too much interested to give an impartial statement of their own afl'airs, being prejudiced by birth, or long residence, and by their contempt for the Negro race; whilst some of their opponents may have sufl'ered them selves to be carried away by the overflowings (fl'hununnty and.a.gwmmrous synqnumq'fimrthe Oppressed, without a due consideration for vested rights; or may have been misled by the interested statements of disappointed men; or through an opposite interest, some of them may have. Been, in some measure, influenced by the Spirit of party. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 363g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243052529
  • 9780243052523