Signing the ConstitutionSeptember 17, On the appointed day, May 14,only the Virginia and Pennsylvania delegations were present, and so the convention's opening meeting was postponed for lack of a quorum. Eventually twelve states were represented; 74 delegates were named, 55 attended and 39 signed.
The History of Slavery. The first class of involuntary slaves among the ancients, from war. The second class from piracy. The causes of such treatment among the ancients in general.
The decline of this commerce and slavery in Europe. Their revival in Africa. The African Commerce or Slave-Trade. The history of mankind from their first situation to a state of government.
An account of the first governments. Liberty a natural right. Mankind cannot be considered as Edition: Division of the commerce into two parts, as it relates to those who sell, and those who purchase the human species into slavery.
Their right with respect to convicts. Their right with respect to prisoners of war. Additional remarks on the two orders that were first mentioned. The right of the purchasers examined. The Slavery of the Africans in the European Colonies. Imaginary scene in Africa. Their treatment on board.
The condition of their posterity in the colonies. The seasoning in the colonies. The contents of the two preceding chapters denied by the purchasers. Three arguments, which they bring in vindication of their treatment, refuted.
The argument, that the Africans are an inferiour link of the chain of nature, as far as it relates to their genius, refuted. Other arguments of the purchasers examined. The right of the purchasers over their slaves refuted upon their own principles.
Dreadful arguments against this commerce and slavery of the human species. In page 18 a Latin note has been inserted by mistake, under the quotation of Diodorus Siculus.
The reader will find the original Greek of the same signification, in the same author, at page WHEN civilized, as well as barbarous nations, have been found, through a long succession of ages, uniformly to concur in the same customs, there seems to arise a presumption, that such customs are not only eminently useful, but Edition: Such is the case with respect to Slavery: Here then is an argument, deduced from the general consent and argreement of mankind, in favour of the proposed subject:Unlike most editing & proofreading services, we edit for everything: grammar, spelling, punctuation, idea flow, sentence structure, & more.
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