Prospectus for: An essay on colonization, cultivation, commerce, in consequence of a voyage, made with that view, to the western coast of Africa

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Title
Prospectus for: An essay on colonization, cultivation, commerce, in consequence of a voyage, made with that view, to the western coast of Africa
Names
Wadström, Carl Bernhard, 1746-1799 (Author)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1794-12-08
Place: London
Publisher: Darton and Harvey
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 1 Folder 16
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Africa, West -- Colonization
Genres
Book prospectuses
Notes
Content: "Gentleman, who wish to patronize this work with their subscriptions, may be supplied with copies of the first part, by transmitting this proposal, with teir signatures and address, (post paid,) to Messrs Darton and Harvey, no. 55, Gracechurch-Street" -- page 1.
Content: Contents of part 1 and 2 listed on page 1. Subscriber names listed on pages 1-2.
Physical Description
Extent: Broadsheet. Disbound. 1 page. 20x32 cm.
Description
The circular lists contents for both parts of the work, and provides a list of subscribers (including the “Directors of the Sierra Leone Company, of which Granville Sharp and William Wilberforce were both members). Carl Bernhard Wadstrom, although born in Sweden, became a central figure in the British abolition movement. The essay became an abolitionist classic that exposed not only the cruelties of slavery but also its economic disadvantages. It was translated into German and French before the end of the century.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 930365631
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20843945
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 781d1880-9d31-0133-31e5-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1746: Creator Born
  • 1794: Issued
  • 1799: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Prospectus for: An essay on colonization, cultivation, commerce, in consequence of a voyage, made with that view, to the western coast of Africa" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1794-12-08. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/ac8565f0-d369-0133-ffa0-00505686a51c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Prospectus for: An essay on colonization, cultivation, commerce, in consequence of a voyage, made with that view, to the western coast of Africa" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 13, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/ac8565f0-d369-0133-ffa0-00505686a51c

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1794-12-08). Prospectus for: An essay on colonization, cultivation, commerce, in consequence of a voyage, made with that view, to the western coast of Africa Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/ac8565f0-d369-0133-ffa0-00505686a51c

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Prospectus for: An essay on colonization, cultivation, commerce, in consequence of a voyage, made with that view, to the western coast of Africa