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Author Peterson, Derek R., 1971-

Title Abolitionism and Imperialism in Britain, Africa, and the Atlantic
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (249 pages)
Series Cambridge Centre of African Studies Series
Cambridge Centre of African Studies series.
Contents Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Abolitionism and Political Thought in Britain and East Africa ; Chapter One: African Poltical Ethics and the Slave Trade ; Chapter Two: 1807 and All That: Why Britain Outlawed Her Slave Trade ; Chapter Three: Empire withou America: British Plans for Africa in the Era of the American Revolution ; Chapter Four: Ending the Slave Trade: A Caribbean and Atlantic Context ; Chapter Five: Emperors of the World: British Abolitionism and Imperialism
Chapter Six: Abolition and Imperialism: International Law and the British Suppression of the Atlantic Slave Trade Chapter Seven: Racial Violence, Universal History, and Echoes of Abolition in Twentieth-Century Zanzibar ; Bibliography; Contributors; Index
Summary The abolition of the slave trade is normally understood to be the singular achievement of eighteenth-century British liberalism. Abolitionism and Imperialism in Britain, Africa, and the Atlantic expands both the temporal and the geographic framework in which the history of abolitionism is conceived. Abolitionism was a theater in which a variety of actors-slaves, African rulers, Caribbean planters, working-class radicals, British evangelicals, African political entrepreneurs-played a part. The Atlantic was an echo chamber, in which abolitionist symbols, ideas, and evidence were genera
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ISBN 0821443054