Pirates, Sugar, Debtors, and Slaves: Political Economy and the Case for Gradual Abolition in New York

@article{Gellman2001PiratesSD,
  title={Pirates, Sugar, Debtors, and Slaves: Political Economy and the Case for Gradual Abolition in New York},
  author={D. Gellman},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  year={2001},
  volume={22},
  pages={51 - 68}
}
  • D. Gellman
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Slavery & Abolition
Neglecting commerce and abusing slaves could bring a society to ruin. In the spring of 1786, ‘Americanus’ sought to impress these lessons from ancient history on New Yorkers. ‘The method in which the Spartans treated their slaves, formed the strongest proof of the pernicious influence of their government’, wrote the pseudonymous essayist in the New-York Journal. ‘Americanus’ also lamented: ‘The rights of mankind, gratitude, and selfinterest, were all equally neglected by them in their treatment… Expand
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