Introduction -- I. Virginia -- "The great improvement and civilization of that race" -- "The desideratum is to diminish the Blacks and increase the Whites" -- II. South Carolina -- "Rising gradations to unlimited freedom" -- "The enormous evil that has haunted the imaginations of men" -- III. The British West Indies -- "We may alleviate, though we cannot cure" -- "A matter of portentous magnitude, and still more portentous -- Difficulty" -- Conclusion: Amelioration and empire, ca. 1845.
"This book examines arguments made in the colonial Americas for the gradual mitigation of slavery rather than outright abolition"--Provided by publisher.
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