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Addressed to the labouring classes [anti-slavery broadsheet], c. 1820s
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Title:Addressed to the labouring classes [anti-slavery broadsheet], c. 1820s
Date Period:1800-1850

Comprising a series of question and answers.

For example, For what crimes are all these miseries inflicted on our fellow-creatures?  For having been born of black parents; for being poor and friendless.

Have we many slaves? In our West India Islands alone, there are upwards of 800,000 such wretched beings.…

I will not only strive myself to do right but I will endeavour to induce my fellow-workmen to join me, and, by God’s blessing on a strong pull, a long pull, and a pull together, I doubt not that but that this accursed, and ruinous SIN OF SLAVERY will be for ever abolished: Come Joe, and Jack, and Bill, and Tom, - lay hold, lads!  Now then - pull away!!

Printed at the Iris Office, Sheffield.

Dimensions: approx. 28 x 45 cm.

Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library: MP 506 VL.


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