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Sharp, Granville 1735-1813

Overview
Works: 458 works in 1,793 publications in 3 languages and 24,157 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Controversial literature  Pamphlets  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Former owner, Signer, Honoree
Classifications: HB161, 330
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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( Book )

126 editions published between 1769 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1777 and 2012 in English and held by 223 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( Book )

41 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A representation of the injustice and dangerous tendency of tolerating slavery. In four parts by Granville Sharp( Book )

23 editions published between 1769 and 2005 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work by the anti-slavery campaigner Granville Sharp (1735-1813) brings together legal and historical documents, as well as the author's own legal arguments, demonstrating that slavery was illegal and therefore could not be upheld in England. Furthering his own intellectual development while working for a linen draper, Sharp later became a government clerk and pursued a writing career. His awakening to the horrors of the slave trade resulted from a chance encounter with an injured slave seeking help from his physician brother. Carrying out the necessary legal research, Sharp published this book in 1769 to demonstrate that slavery has no basis in English law. In 1772, the landmark case of James Somerset was brought before Lord Mansfield, who upheld Sharp's contention: as a result, it was henceforth understood that any slave reaching the shores of England became free. Sharp's memoirs of his life are also reissued in this series
The claims of the people of England by Granville Sharp( Book )

54 editions published between 1782 and 2010 in English and held by 154 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( Book )

33 editions published between 1776 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 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
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( Book )

29 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appendix to the Representation (printed in 1769) of the injustice and dangerous tendency of tolerating slavery by Granville Sharp( Book )

20 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of liberty ; or, Royal law, by which all mankind will certainly be judged by Granville Sharp( Book )

24 editions published between 1776 and 2013 in English and held by 129 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( Book )

19 editions published in 1807 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short introduction to vocal music by Granville Sharp( Book )

30 editions published between 1767 and 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1781 and 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Some historical account of Guinea : its situation, produce, and the general disposition of its inhabitants with an inquiry into the rise and progress of the slave trade, its nature, and lamentable effects
Alternative Names
Granville Sharp attivista inglese

Granville Sharp Brits politicus (1735-1813)

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

格蘭維爾·夏普

Languages
English (815)

Russian (2)

Latin (1)

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Granville Sharp's canon and its kin : semantics and significance