Granville Sharp S Cases On Slavery

Author: Andrew Lyall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The purpose of Granville Sharpe's Cases on Slavery is twofold: first, to publish previously unpublished legal materials principally in three important cases in the 18th century on the issue of slavery in England, and specifically the status ...

A Memoir Of Granville Sharp

Author: Charles Stuart
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Mr. Dunning, who supported tyranny in the case of Somerset, had previously
been one of the most bright and efficient defenders of liberty. He was the chief
advocate in the case of Thomas Lewis, in 1771, and then triumphantly declared,
that no man can be legally detained as a slave in England. Granville Sharp's
observations upon this tergiversation, are worthy of record, and should ring like
warning thunder upon every lawyer's heart. " This is an abominable and
insufferable practice ...

The Friend

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The vindication of the emancipated Jonathan Strong naturally led Granville
Sharp on to the study of the general subject of the Slave-Trade, and he
addressed a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury imploring his Grace's powerful
assistance,—which does not seem, however, to have been then responded to. In
the mean time other cases occurred of the kidnapping of negroes in London, and
their shipment to the West Indies for sale. Wherever Sharp could lay hold of any
such case, ...

Memoirs Of Granville Sharp Esq

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A.T no great distance of time from the preceding events, the powerful weight of Mr
. Sharp's arguments, printed in his tract on Slavery, was again felt in our courts of
law. He had the ... As this case was of considerable importance to the general
interests of the Negro cause, it will be necessary to relate some previous
circumstances of the transaction. — An African, of ... G. C.B. hastened back to
acquaint their mistress with what had passed 52 MEMOIRS OF GRANVILLE
SHARP. [Part I. III.

The Historical Encyclopedia Of World Slavery

Author: Junius P. Rodriguez
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874368855
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Sharp had urged, unsuccessfully, for the government to bring murder charges
against the culprits. Interestingly, during the appellate hearing, abolitionism
entered the court record when counsel Lee, noting Granville Sharp's presence,
argued there was a person in court who intended to bring murder charges
against his clients; however, to do so “would be madness” since the “Blacks were
property.” Lee's point and the legalism of the case indicate the madness of a
world that ...

Black Slaves In Britain

Author: F. O. Shyllon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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(London, 1928) is a modest and competent third biography of Sharp. Ruth Ann
Fisher's article 'Granville Sharp and Lord Mansfield', in Journal of Negro History (
1943), is a precis of Lascelles' book. In 'The Somersett Case and Slavery; Myth,
Reality, and Repercussions,' in Journal of Negro History (1966), Jerome
Nadelhaft, an American scholar, defined not for the first rime, the limitations of the
Somerset Case, and for the first time, as far as I know, discussed the
repercussions of the ...

The Igbo And Their Niger Delta Neighbors

Author: Nnamdi J. O. Ijeaku
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1441525459
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Though he published the first anti-slavery English text by any African, he was not
an active abolitionist. After publishing his work, he was said to have “dropped out
of historical record and we do not know where, when, or how he died.”7c He was
not in the mold of his friend, Olaudah Equiano, who was a very active abolitionist.
In 1783, Ekweano brought the case of the ship, Zong, to Granville Sharp's
attention. Sharp made it a celebrated issue in the British Parliamentary battle for
slave ...

Bury The Chains

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330469908
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Word of the decision also swiftly spread across the ocean: it ignited antislavery
protests in Massachusetts, and a Virginia newspaper reported slaves trying to
stow away on ships for England, “where they imagine they will be free.” One
black man who was already free, Olaudah Equiano, was at sea during the
Somerset trial. But he knew about Granville Sharp's role in this and other cases
and soon sought Sharp's help. In 1774, two years after the Somerset victory, the
restless Equiano ...

The Clapham Sect

Author: Stephen Tomkins
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745957390
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The abolition of the slave trade and then slavery itself, the greatest achievement
of the Clapham sect and their most allconsuming labour, seems to have taken
rather more persuasion. Three different groups have been credited with
persuading him – the Middleton family, Pitt, and Granville Sharp's abolition group
– which may indicate that he took a lot of convincing, or simply that there was stiff
competition for the credit. The campaign against the slave trade had already
begun, in the ...