Richard Nisbet – Slavery Not Forbidden by Scripture

Richard Nisbet Ricard Nisbet – Slavery Not Forbidden by Scripture (1773)   Introduction Richard Nisbet was a West Indian enslaver who was residing in Philadelphia. In 1773, Nisbet published a pamphlet as a response to Benjamin Rush’s antislavery work, An...

Great News From Barbados

Barbados Great News from the Island of Barbados (1676) The pamphlet, or short book, published anonymously in London in 1676, describes an enslaved conspiracy on Barbados. In 1675, an enslaved woman, variously named Fortuna or Anna, reported to Gyles Hall (a planter)...