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31 the American Revolution as the boundary lines between the old and new empires, see also R. Coupland, The American Revolution and the British Empire (1930); Vincent T. Harlow, The Founding ofthe Second British Empire 1763-1793 (1952), 1, pp. 3-4. On the close connection between declining slavery and mercantilism, see also Klaus E. Knorr, British Colonial Theories 1570-1850 (Toronto, 1944), pp . 156-7,212-17,317-18; D. A. Farnie, 'The Commerical Empire ofthe Atlantic 1607-1783', Economic History Review 15 (1962), pp .

The thesis is repeated in the same author's From Columbus to Castro: The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969 (New York, 1970), pp . 280-1 . See David B. Davis, TheProblem ofSlavery in Western Culture (Ithaca, 1966), pp. 153, 160-4; D. B. Davis, TheProblem ofSlavery in theAgeofRevolution, 1770-1823 (Ithaca, 1975), pp. 52-6; Patrick Richardson, Empire and Slavery (New York, 1972), p. 87; E. V. Goveia, Slave Society in the British Leeward Islands at the end of the Eighteenth Century, (New Haven, 1965), pp.

So unequivocal were Baxter's strictures on the trade that they could be printed without exegesis in an abolitionist broadside a century later. And as early as 1743, John Wesley's General Rules for his followers specifically prohibited engaging in the purchase of humans with intent to enslave them: see Donald G. Mathews, Slavery andMethodism, A Chapter inAmerican Morality 1780-1845 (Princeton, 1965), pp . 5-6.

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