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Horrors of Slavery and Other Writings (Early Black Writers) - Robert Wedderburn Horror Book Review

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Horrors of Slavery and Other Writings (Early Black Writers)

"Horrors of Slavery" records the history, ideas and rhetoric of Robert Wedderburn, a Scottish-West Indian slave offspring who lived an extraordinary life in the slums of Georgian and Regency London. Working successively as a sailor, tailor, thief, prophet, blasphemous preacher, revolutionary conspirator and bawdy house keeper, Robert Wedderburn was a key figure in the insurrectionary ferment of the French wars and Reform agitation. His writings include abolitionist autobiography, prophetic piety, radical journalism and colloquial speeches transcribed by government spies and undercover police. Together they reveal the world of a poor mulatto immigrant striving to liberate the enslaved in the West Indies and Britain, as well as convince London’s artisan ultra-radicals of the affinities between black West Indian and English working-class revolution.


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Title: Horrors of Slavery and Other Writings (Early Black Writers)
Author: Robert Wedderburn
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