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One argument used by the pro-slavery lobby was the African were better of than in their own country where they would probably die. Here Mr Norris describes an African King.

[The King of Dahomey is] absolute master of the life, liberty, and property of every person in his kingdom; and he plays with them with the most savage and wanton cruelty. Piles of heads are placed as ornaments before his palace on festival days... and the floors leading to his rooms are strewed with their bodies.

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6th Mar 2008 by Diane Earl

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