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American Slavery As It Was – The Background Of Twelve Years A Slave

American Slavery As It Was – The Background Of Twelve Years A Slave – Theodore Dwight Weld

With the recent success of the movie and book „Twelve Years A Slave“ in mind, this title, as the name imports, gives a true picture of the state of slavery in the United States in the first half of the 19th century. It had an important bearing on the great controversy upon this subject at the time it was published. The evidence which it contains is minutely circumstantial. A considerable portion of the book consists of the narratives of persons who have resided at the south, and witnessed the treatment of the slaves on the plantation with which they were conversant. With very few exceptions the name of the witness is given, and in the cases in which circumstances make it unsafe that he should be known, his character for integrity is vouched for by some responsible person. In some instances also, but those very few, the witness relates what was told him by persons on whose veracity he could rely. But the great mass of the evidence is original and from known and named witnesses. Please be advised that this book contains very explicit and detailed narratives that tell of torture, pain and cruelty. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2 – Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty. This is volume two out of two with his most essential political writings, this book containing the last letter from ‘1793 AND 1853, IN THREE LETTERS.’, as well as ‘THE THREE PANICS: an historical episode’ and other works.

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2

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The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 2.

ISBN: 9783849675028.

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Biography of Richard Cobden (from Wikipedia):

Richard Cobden (3 June 1804 – 2 April 1865) was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty.

As a young man, Cobden was a successful commercial traveller who became co-owner of a highly profitable calico printing factory in Manchester, a city with which he would become strongly identified. However, he soon found himself more engaged in politics, and his travels convinced him of the virtues of free trade (anti-protection) as the key to better international relations. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1 – Richard Cobden

Richard Cobden was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty. This is volume one out of two with his most essential political writings, this book containing his works ‘ENGLAND, IRELAND, AND AMERICA’, ‘RUSSIA’ and the first and second letter from ‘1793 AND 1853, IN THREE LETTERS.’

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1

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The Political Writings of Richard Cobden Volume 1.

ISBN: 9783849675264.

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Biography of Richard Cobden (from Wikipedia):

Richard Cobden (3 June 1804 – 2 April 1865) was an English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty.

As a young man, Cobden was a successful commercial traveller who became co-owner of a highly profitable calico printing factory in Manchester, a city with which he would become strongly identified. However, he soon found himself more engaged in politics, and his travels convinced him of the virtues of free trade (anti-protection) as the key to better international relations. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Essential Writings Volume 4

Essential Writings Volume 4 – William Cobbett

William Cobbett was an English journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion. This is volume four out of four of his most essential writings, covering works for the weekly newspaper “Political Register” from the years 1811 to 1816.

Essential Writings Volume 4

Essential Writings Volume 4

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Essential Writings Volume 4.

ISBN: 9783849675509.

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Biography of William Cobbett (from Wikipedia):

William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his being elected in 1832 as one of the two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a forceful advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, Rural Rides, which is still in print today. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Essential Writings Volume 3

Essential Writings Volume 3 – William Cobbett

William Cobbett was an English journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion. This is volume three out of four of his most essential writings, covering works for the weekly newspaper “Political Register” from the years 1809 to 1811.

Essential Writings Volume 3

Essential Writings Volume 3

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Essential Writings Volume 3.

ISBN: 9783849675493.

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Biography of William Cobbett (from Wikipedia):

William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his being elected in 1832 as one of the two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a forceful advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, Rural Rides, which is still in print today. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Essential Writings Volume 2

Essential Writings Volume 2 – William Cobbett

William Cobbett was an English journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion. This is volume two out of four of his most essential writings, covering the years 1805 to 1809.

Essential Writings Volume 2

Essential Writings Volume 2

Format: Paperback.

Essential Writings Volume 2.

ISBN: 9783849675875.

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Biography of William Cobbett (from Wikipedia):

William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his being elected in 1832 as one of the two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a forceful advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, Rural Rides, which is still in print today. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Essential Writings Volume 1

Essential Writings Volume 1 – William Cobbett

William Cobbett was an English journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion. This is volume one out of four of his most essential writings, covering the years 1794 to 1801.

Essential Writings Volume 1

Essential Writings Volume 1

Format: Paperback.

Essential Writings Volume 1.

ISBN: 9783849675868.

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Biography of William Cobbett (from Wikipedia):

William Cobbett (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer, journalist and member of parliament, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and „tax-eaters“ relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicised the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his being elected in 1832 as one of the two MPs for the newly enfranchised borough of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a forceful advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett’s life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, Rural Rides, which is still in print today. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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On War

On War – Carl von Clausewitz

‘On War’ is a book on war and military strategy. It was written shortly after the Napoleonic Wars by the Prussian general Carl von Clausewitz. It is one of the most important treatises on political-military analysis and strategy ever written, and even today it remains both controversial and an influence on strategic thinking. This edition comprises all eight books.

On War

On War

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On War.

ISBN: 9783849676056.

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Synopsis of On War (from Wikipedia):

The book contains a wealth of historical examples used to illustrate its various concepts. Frederick II of Prussia (the Great) figures prominently for having made very efficient use of the limited forces at his disposal, though Napoleon is perhaps the central figure.

According to Azar Gat, the „general message“ of the book was that „the conduct of war could not be reduced to universal principles.“ Among many strands of thought, three stand out as essential to Clausewitz’s concept: Read more/Mehr lesen...

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An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species

An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species – Thomas Clarkson

This essay was honoured with the first prize in the University of Cambridge for the year 1785 and was influential for Clarkson’s further career. Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He was not only instrmuental in achieving the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended British trade in slaves, but also campaigned for the abolition of slavery worldwide.

An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species

An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species

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An Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species.

ISBN: 9783849676049.

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Clarkson’s anti-slavery campaign (from Wikipedia):

Encouraged by publication of Clarkson’s essay, an informal committee was set up between small groups from the petitioning Quakers, Clarkson and others, with the goal of lobbying Members of Parliament (MPs). In May 1787, they formed the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The Committee included Granville Sharp as Chairman and Josiah Wedgwood, as well as Clarkson. Clarkson also approached the young William Wilberforce, who as an Anglican and an MP was connected within the British Parliament. Wilberforce was one of few parliamentarians to have had sympathy with the Quaker petition; he had already put a question about the slave trade before the House of Commons, and became known as one of the earliest Anglican abolitionists. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The History of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade

The History of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade – Thomas Clarkson

This book, here in an edition with both original volumes, is widely considered as Clarkson’s most important work. Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He was not only instrmuental in achieving the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended British trade in slaves, but also campaigned for the abolition of slavery worldwide.

The History of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade

The History of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade

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The History of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade.

ISBN: 9783849676032.

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Clarkson’s anti-slavery campaign (from Wikipedia):

Encouraged by publication of Clarkson’s essay, an informal committee was set up between small groups from the petitioning Quakers, Clarkson and others, with the goal of lobbying Members of Parliament (MPs). In May 1787, they formed the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The Committee included Granville Sharp as Chairman and Josiah Wedgwood, as well as Clarkson. Clarkson also approached the young William Wilberforce, who as an Anglican and an MP was connected within the British Parliament. Wilberforce was one of few parliamentarians to have had sympathy with the Quaker petition; he had already put a question about the slave trade before the House of Commons, and became known as one of the earliest Anglican abolitionists. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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