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Sharp, Granville 1735-1813

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Works: 619 works in 2,071 publications in 2 languages and 25,308 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Trials, litigation, etc  Controversial literature  Biographies  Pamphlets  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Former owner, Signer, Honoree
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A declaration of the people's natural right to a share in the legislature; which is the fundamental principle of the British Constitution of State by Granville Sharp( )

136 editions published between 1769 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tract on the law of nature and principles of action in man by Granville Sharp( )

36 editions published between 1777 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The just limitation of slavery in the laws of God, compared with the unbounded claims of the African traders and British American slaveholders by Granville Sharp( )

43 editions published between 1776 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author and campaigner Granville Sharp (1735-1813) was born in Durham to a religious family. In 1765, a chance encounter with a slave, Jonathan Strong, sparked the serious interest in abolitionism that in due course saw him become a founding member of the London committee of the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Due in part to his efforts and writings, the anti-slavery movement in Britain gained public attention and became a more focused and organised campaign. This tract, originally published in 1776, is one of several anti-slavery works that Sharp produced in that year. A rigorous defence of liberty and of 'the honour of holy Scriptures', it is a riposte to the idea that slavery is sanctioned by God, citing the biblical doctrines of 'Thou shalt not oppress a stranger' and 'Love thy neighbour as thyself'. Also included are several appendices of material relating to the abolitionist cause
The claims of the people of England by Granville Sharp( )

51 editions published between 1782 and 2010 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts, concerning the ancient and only true legal means of national defence, by a free militia by Granville Sharp( )

37 editions published between 1781 and 2018 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter from Granville Sharp, Esq. of London, to the Maryland Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes and Others, Unlawfully Held in Bondage. by Granville Sharp( )

30 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short introduction to vocal music by Granville Sharp( )

28 editions published between 1767 and 1777 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short sketch of temporary regulations (until better shall be proposed) for the intended settlement on the Grain Coast of Africa, near Sierra Leona by Granville Sharp( )

29 editions published between 1786 and 1970 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A representation of the injustice and dangerous tendency of tolerating slavery : or of admitting the least claim of private property in the persons of men in England in four parts by Granville Sharp( )

22 editions published between 1769 and 2005 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The system of colonial law" compared with the eternal laws of God : and with the indispensable principles of the English constitution by Granville Sharp( )

21 editions published in 1807 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appendix to the Representation (printed in the year 1769) of the injustice and dangerous tendency of tolerating slavery, or, of admitting the least claim of private property in the persons of men in England by Granville Sharp( )

21 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Granville Sharp, esq. by Prince Hoare( )

6 editions published in 1828 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Granville Sharp's cases on slavery by Andrew Lyall( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is twofold. First, to publish previously unpublished legal materials principally in three important cases in the 18th century on the issue of slavery in England, and specifically the status of black people who were slaves in the American colonies or the West Indies and who were taken to England by their masters. The unpublished materials are mostly verbatim transcripts made by shorthand writers commissioned by Granville Sharp, one of the first Englishmen to take up the cause of the abolition of the slave trade, and slavery itself. Other related unpublished material is also made available for the first time, including an opinion of an attorney general and some minor cases from the library of York Minster. The second purpose of this book is to give a social and legal background to the cases and an analysis of the position in England of black servants and slaves brought to England and the legal effects of the cases, taking into account the new information provided by the transcripts. There was a conflict in legal authorities as to whether black servants remained slaves, or became free on arrival in England. Lord Mansfield, the chief justice of the court of King's Bench, was a central figure in all the cases and clearly struggled to come to terms with slavery. The material provides a basis for tracing the evolution of his thought on the subject. On the one hand, the huge profits from slave production in the West Indies flooded into England, slave owners had penetrated the leading institutions in England, and the pro-slavery lobby was influential. On the other hand, English law had over time established rights and liberties, which in the 18th century were seen by many as national characteristics. That tradition was bolstered by the ideas of the Enlightenment. By about the 1760s it had become clear that there was no property in the person, and by the 1770s that they could not be se
 
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Black England : life before emancipation
Alternative Names
Granville Sharp attivista inglese

Granville Sharp Brits politicus (1735-1813)

Granville Sharp englantilainen abolitionisti ja kansalaisaktivisti

Granville Sharp englischer Gegner der Sklaverei und Gründer der Abolitionismus-Bewegung

Loyal Englishman 1735-1813

Sharp, Grenvilʹ 1735-1813

Sharpe, Granvill 1735-1813

Sharpe, Granville 1735-1813

Шарп, Гренвилль

グランビル・シャープ

格兰维尔·夏普

Languages
English (706)

Latin (1)