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Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838$

Iain Whyte

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748624324

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624324.001.0001

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Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838
Edinburgh University Press

Newspapers and Journals

Anti-Slavery Reporter

Blackwood's Magazine

Caledonian Mercury

Christian Instructor

Edinburgh Advertiser

Edinburgh Evening Courant

Edinburgh Review

Gentleman's Magazine

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Glasgow Herald

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