Liberty or Death: A tract by which is vindicated the obvious practicality of trading to the coasts of Guinea, for its natural products, in lieu of the slave trade, much more to the interest of the merchants in particular, and the kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland in general
Abolition Campaigns
Anti-Slavery International, 'Recovered Histories' collection. Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature, University of London. Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
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Liberty Death Guinea Trade Slave Agriculture Africa Europe Civilization
Like Thomas Clarkson, Lowe argues that Africa could be the source of a more profitable and humane commerce than that of the trade in human beings. The pamphlet suggests that the potential of African gold, ivory, minerals, timber, dyes, cloth and other products should be investigated, and argues that the British should set an example to Europe "and no longer insult Africa" (4). He argues for a profitable exchange: African raw materials and agricultural expertise would enrich Europe, while European "civilization" and luxury goods would be exported to Africa.