The abolition of slavery considered with reference to the state of the West Indies since emancipation
Citation: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
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 to emancipation? 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?
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. III Session 5 1851/1852
Description:Read at the Statistical Section of the British Association at Belfast, on Thursday, 2th September, 1852