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African Slavery 1996

From the May 1996 Print Edition

A slave is a person perverted into a thing,” wrote Coleridge as the movement to stop the African slave trade was gaining momentum early in the nineteenth century. “Slavery, therefore, is not so properly a deviation from justice as an absolute subversion of all morality.” Slavery had been . . . . Continue Reading »