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The pro-slavery argument. Source 4
Extract from a Memorial sent to Earl Grey from the West India Planters warning against the rumour of emancipating slaves without giving compensation, undated (c.1832).
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Your task is to present an argument for allowing the continued use of slaves. The sources in this case study have been chosen to help you in this task. Once you have read the source and thought about the things to consider, you might find it helpful to make some notes on the worksheet.
Things to consider....
What points are the Committee of West India Planters and Merchants trying to make?
How do you think the argument would have been received by the general public?
How do you think the argument would have been received by the anti-slavery supporters?
What do you think about the argument?
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