The African Slave Trade to Cuba
British & Foreign Anti-Slavery Society
Abolition Campaigns
British Library
Spanish Slave Trade Africa Cuba Britain Anti-Slavery Society
This abolitionist pamphlet published by the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society focuses on Spanish slave trading to Cuba, and the cost to the British tax payer in suppressing it, estimated at one million pounds annually. Stopping the slave trade to Cuba is described as a priority for the Society: "there is no more immediately practical subject to which the attention of anti-slavery friends throughout the country can be directed" (1), and it is argued that open violation of the treaties signed should no longer be tolerated by Britain.
The pamphlet cites speeches by Russell and by Palmerston in the House of Commons in which he expressed his "indignation" at the "disgraceful bad faith" of the Spanish government (3).