Hancock, W. Neilson. 'The abolition of slavery considered with reference to the state of the West Indies since emancipation'. - Dublin: Transactions of the Dublin Statistical Society, Vol III Session 5, 1851/1852, pp.1-15
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. III Session 5 1851/1852
The decision of the moral question in favour of the abolition of
Slavery, renders it necessary to adopt measures to carry that decision
into effect; and, in thus carrying out the principle of abolition, it
becomes necessary to consider certain questions of jurisprudence
and political economy, which have not, and ought not to have, any
influence on the decision of the primary moral question.
The questions in jurisprudence and political economy to which I
refer are the following:—
1. Should the abolition of slavery be gradual or immediate?
2 Should any preparatory measures be adopted before emancipation?
3 Should any auxiliary measures be adopted along with, or subsequent
4 On whom should the loss of the property in slaves fall?
5. Is it necessary to protect free labour against the competition
of slave labour?
Read at the Statistical Section of the British Association at Belfast, on Thursday, 2th September, 1852
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