pages, being pages 374-396 of the ANTI-SLAVERY MONTHLY REPORTER, January 1829, volume 2, no. 19. Printed by Bagster and Thoms and bound in skivertex. Endpapers slightly spotted. Cover title: SLAVERY IN MAURITIUS 1829.
The REPORTER was sent out on the first day of each month from the Aldermanbury offices of the Society for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Education of the Negro Slaves. Mauritius became a British Colony in 1810. Slavery had been present for over a century by that stage, governed by legislation first enacted in 1723. When the British took over, it was estimated there were about 60 000 slaves on the island. This item details their lives, the work they carried out for 16-19 hours per day, their mortality rates and the punishments meted out to them. it provides an overview of the situation in 1829, from eye-witness accounts.
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