WorldCat Linked Data Explorer

http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3751105

Thoughts upon slavery By John Wesley, A.M

A refutation of all arguments in favor of slavery, and outright condemnation of the practice. Proposes that only the discovery of America and the need for cheap labor brought back the slavery of "barbarous times" and refutes the idea that slavery rescues blacks from appalling conditions in Africa or improves their lot. He produces damning details of how Africans are procured and brought to America, attempting to show that slavery is inhumane, barbaric and cruel. He questions whether the system is defensible under any law, and denies that its cruelty justifies the economic advantage it gives the South. The tract ends with an appeal to those involved in the slave trade to quit the practice. Appended to Wesley's essay is a sermon extract from the Bishop of Gloucester.

Open All Close All

http://schema.org/description

  • "A refutation of all arguments in favor of slavery, and outright condemnation of the practice. Proposes that only the discovery of America and the need for cheap labor brought back the slavery of "barbarous times" and refutes the idea that slavery rescues blacks from appalling conditions in Africa or improves their lot. He produces damning details of how Africans are procured and brought to America, attempting to show that slavery is inhumane, barbaric and cruel. He questions whether the system is defensible under any law, and denies that its cruelty justifies the economic advantage it gives the South. The tract ends with an appeal to those involved in the slave trade to quit the practice. Appended to Wesley's essay is a sermon extract from the Bishop of Gloucester."@en

http://schema.org/genre

  • "Controversial literature"@en
  • "History"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Early works"@en
  • "Early works"

http://schema.org/name

  • "Thoughts upon slavery. The fifth edition : By John Wesley, A. M"
  • "Thoughts upon slavery By John Wesley, A.M"
  • "Thoughts upon slavery By John Wesley, A.M"@en
  • "Thoughts upon Slavery"
  • "Thoughts upon slavery"@en
  • "Thoughts upon slavery"
  • "Thoughts upon slavery. : the fifth edition"@en
  • "[Thoughts upon Slavery. [With a titlepage bearing the imprint: London, printed; re-printed in Philadelphia and sold by Joseph Cruikshank, 1774.]]"@en
  • "Thoughts upon Slavery. [With a titlepage bearing the imprint: London, printed ; re-printed in Philadelphia and sold by Joseph Cruikshank, 1774.]"@en
  • "Thoughts upon slavery : By John Wesley, A.M"
  • "Thoughts upon slavery, by John Wesley"
  • "Thoughts upon slavery. By John Wesley, A.M"@en
  • "Thoughts upon slavery. By John Wesley, A.M"

http://schema.org/workExample