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The Battle of Principles

A Study of the Heroism and Eloquence of the Anti-Slavery Conflict

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,656 / 199 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 745
Added to site: 2006.06.12
mnybks.net#: 13728
Genre: History
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over from the Portuguese the gangs of slaves who were chained together and driven down to the coast; the English slave dealers owned the ships, bought the slaves at wholesale, transported the wretches across the sea, and retailed the poor creatures to the planters of the various colonies. Between 1620 and 1770 three million slaves were driven in gangs down to the African seacoast, and transported to the colonies. At this time some of the greatest houses in London, Lisbon and Madrid were founded, and some of the greatest family names were established during these one hundred and fifty years when the slave traffic was most prosperous. De Bau thinks that another 250,000 slaves perished during the voyages across the sea. For the eighteenth century was a century of cruelty as well as gold,--of crime and art,--of murderous hate and increasing commerce. If the prophet Daniel had been describing the Spain, Portugal and England of that time, he would have portrayed them as an image of mud and gold,--but chiefly mud.

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