British Slavery and its Abolition 1828-1838.
Slavery in the West Indian Colonies exclusively studied. Mathieson sketches the “development of sugar cultivation in the West Indies, and shows how it was affected by French competition and the slave trade. He then depicts daily life of the slaves, and compares the British type of slavery with others, especially Spanish and American. Two chapters are devoted to the anti-slavery agitation in England, the policy of amelioration which was pressed for ten years upon the colonial legislatures, and the demand for abolition.” This copy from the library of author and Civil War historian Bell Ivrin Wiley.
Description: British Slavery and its Abolition 1828-1838.
London, et al: Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd. 1926. 318pp. First Edition. Near fine in original cloth, head and heel of spine gently bumped. In the publisher’s printed dust jacket, which is chipped and worn, and now protected in a new mylar wrapper.