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Slavery, abolitionism and empire in India, 1772-1843

Author: Andrea Major
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2012.
Series: Liverpool studies in international slavery, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the political, economic, and ideological agendas that at the height of the British abolition and missionary movements allowed East Indian slavery to be represented as qualitatively different from its trans-Atlantic counterpart.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Major
ISBN: 9781846317583 1846317584
OCLC Number: 760973351
Description: xx, 361 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Other slaveries. Introduction --
'To call a slave a slave' : recovering Indian slavery --
pt. II. European slaveries. Introduction : slavery and colonial expansion in India --
'A shameful and ruinous trade' : European slave-trafficking and the East India Company --
Bengalis, Caffrees and Malays : European slave-holding and early colonial society --
pt. III. Indian slaveries. Introduction : locating Indian slaveries --
'This household servitude' : domestic slavery and immoral commerce --
'Open and professed stealers of children' : slave-trafficking and the boundaries of the colonial state --
'Slaves of the soil' : caste and agricultural slavery in south India --
pt. IV. Imagined slaveries. Introduction : evangelical connections --
'Satan's wretched slaves' : Indian society and the evangelical imagination --
'The produce of the east by free men' : Indian sugar and Indian slavery in British abolitionist debates, 1793-1833 --
Conclusion : 'do justice to India' : abolitionists and Indian slavery, 1839-1843.
Series Title: Liverpool studies in international slavery, 6.
Responsibility: Andrea Major.
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This book explores the complex interactions between imperial expansion, political abolitionism and colonial philanthropy that underpinned the ambivalent attitudes of both British evangelicals and  Read more...

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