Slavery and the British Empire: From Africa to America

Paperback | December 6, 2007

byKenneth Morgan

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Slavery and the British Empire provides a clear overview of the entire history of British involvement with slavery and the slave trade, from the Cape Colony to the Caribbean. The book combines economic, social, political, cultural, and demographic history, with a particular focus on theAtlantic world and the plantations of North America and the West Indies from the mid-seventeenth century onwards. Kenneth Morgan analyses the distribution of slaves within the empire and how this changed over time; the world of merchants and planters; the organization and impact of the triangular slave trade; the work and culture of the enslaved; slave demography; health and family life; resistance andrebellions; the impact of the anti-slavery movement; and the abolition of the British slave trade in 1807 and of slavery itself in most of the British empire in 1834. As well as providing the ideal introduction to the history of British involvement in the slave trade, this book also shows just how deeply embedded slavery was in British domestic and imperial history - and just how long it took for British involvement in slavery to die, even afteremancipation.

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Slavery and the British Empire provides a clear overview of the entire history of British involvement with slavery and the slave trade, from the Cape Colony to the Caribbean. The book combines economic, social, political, cultural, and demographic history, with a particular focus on theAtlantic world and the plantations of North Americ...

Kenneth Morgan is Professor of History at Brunel University, London, where he is Deputy Director of the Centre for American, Caribbean and Transatlantic History, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has published widely in the social and economic history of Britain and her colonies, and in music history. His most recent bo...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:December 6, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192892916

ISBN - 13:9780192892911

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. Slavery and the Slave Trade2. Merchants and Planters3. The Triangular Trade4. Slave Demography and Family Life5. Work, Law, and Culture6. Slave Resistance and Rebellion7. The Abolition of the British Slave Trade8. Slave EmancipationEpilogueSelect Bibliography

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`An excellent introduction'Professor Stanley L. Engerman, University of Rochester, and co-editor of A Historical Guide to World Slavery