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17th century perception of slavery

With the aim of annotations, the inequality in men and women during the 17th and 18th century was explained with reference to characters in Oroonoko, Pamela and Shemla. Slavery in that era was also touched upon, with some of it serving the purpose…

A detailed annotation of a quote from "Oroonoko" by Aphra Behn that gives insight into the inner workings of his mind, including his views of revenge, suicide, and his own identity.

This resource provides some context to the writings of Oroonoko " The Royal Slave" by giving first account information about the europeans mindset towards slavery in the Americas during that period.
https://wellcomecollection.org/works/mm59rvhj

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This is the first British publication in which an African writer argues for an end to the slave trade and enslavement – ‘that evil, criminal and wicked traffic’.

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This map, part of a larger set titledThe World Described, depicts how Africa was seen as a commodity by of Europeans. For example, the western coastline has been divided into zones labelled "Grain," "Ivory," "Gold," and "Slave Coast," which shows…

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Reasons for abstaining from West-India rum and sugar, suited to the understandings of the common people pg2 thru 5.pdf
A persuasive essay detailing the horrors of slave transport to rum and sugar plantations in the Caribbean

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Cameo made by J. Wedgwood of a slave in chains: ‘ Am I not a man and a brother’

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One of her less celebrated poems, ‘On Imagination’, which offers the clearest insight into the inner world of the ‘unchained voices’.
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