Granville Sharp's Uncovered Letter and the Zong Massacre

Authors: Faubert, Michelle

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  • Offers new insights into the role of Granville Sharp’s involvement in the British abolition of slavery
  • Features an appendix with a scholarly transcription and images of the letter
  • Presents the first complete overview of the primary and secondary materials on the Zong
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This book delineates the discovery of a previously unknown manuscript of a letter from Granville Sharp, the first British abolitionist, to the “Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.” In the letter, Sharp demands that the Admiralty bring murder charges against the crew of the Zong for forcing 132 enslaved Africans overboard to their deaths. Uncovered by Michelle Faubert at the British Library in 2015, the letter is reproduced here, accompanied by her examination of its provenance and significance for the history of slavery and abolition. As Faubert argues, the British Library manuscript is the only fair copy of Sharp’s letter, and extraordinary evidence of Sharp’s role in the abolition of slavery.

About the authors

Michelle Faubert is Associate Professor of Romantic Literature at the University of Manitoba, Canada, and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University, UK.

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“It is not often that a researcher makes a truly new discovery of an important but unknown document relating to a well-researched topic. But Michelle Faubert, an expert in Romantic literature, has found in the British Library, a misfiled document written in 1783 by the British abolitionist, Granville Sharp…The find is trulysignificant and justifies being published in this series.” (Trevor Burnard, University of Melbourne, Australia)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Granville Sharp's Uncovered Letter and the Zong Massacre
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92786-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92786-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92785-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06516-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 166
Number of Illustrations
16 illustrations in colour
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