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Abolitions as a Global Experience

Author: Hideaki Suzuki
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, Singapore : NUS Press, 2019 [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The abolition of slavery and similar institutions of servitude was an important global experience of the nineteenth century. Considering how tightly bonded into each local society and economy were these institutions, why and how did people decide to abolish them? This collection of essays examines the ways this globally shared experience appeared and developed. Chapters cover a variety of different settings, from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hideaki Suzuki
ISBN: 9789814722728 9814722723
OCLC Number: 1082877952
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (vii, 303 pages)) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Abolitions as a global experience : an introduction / Hideaki Suzuki --
France's two emancipations in comparative context / Sue Peabody --
What was remembered and what was forgotten in Britain in the bicentenary of the abolition of the Slave trade? / Kumie Inose --
Dutch attitudes towards slavery and the tardy road to abolition : the case of Deshima / Isabel Tanaka-Van Daalen --
The Persian Gulf and Britain : the suppression of the African slave trade / Behnaz A. Mirzai --
The end of the Coolie trade in Southern China : focus on the Treaty Port of Amoy / Ei Murakami --
Freedom across the water : British emancipation of slavery and maritime marronage in the Danish West Indies / Amitava Chowdhury --
The Yūjo release act as emancipation of slaves in mid-19th-century Japan / Yuriko Yokoyama --
The end of slavery in French West Africa / Martin A. Klein --
The abolition of Serfdom in Russia / Alessandro Stanziani.
Responsibility: edited by Hideaki Suzuki.

Abstract:

The abolition of slavery and similar institutions of servitude was an important global experience of the nineteenth century. Considering how tightly bonded into each local society and economy were these institutions, why and how did people decide to abolish them? This collection of essays examines the ways this globally shared experience appeared and developed. Chapters cover a variety of different settings, from West Africa to East Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean, with close consideration of the British, French and Dutch colonial contexts, as well as internal developments in Russia and Japan. What elements of the abolition decision were due to international pressure, and which to local factors? Furthermore, this collection does not solely focus on the moment of formal abolition, but looks hard at the aftermath of abolition, and also at the ways abolition was commemorated and remembered in later years. This book complicates the conventional story that global abilition was essentially a British moralizing effort, "among the three or four perfectly virtuous pages comprised in the history of nations". Using comparison and connection, this book tells a story of dynamic encounters between local and global contexts, of which the local efforts of British abolition campaigns were a part. Looking at abolitions as a globally shared experience provides an important perspective, not only to the field of slavery and abolition studies, but also the field of global or world history.

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