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The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838-1956 : a history

Author: James Heartfield
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This first comprehensive history of the Anti-Slavery Society draws on 120 years of anti-slavery publications, like the "Anti-Slavery Reporter," to explain its unique status as the first international human rights organization; and explains the Society's surprising attitudes to the Confederate secession, the "coolies," and the colonization of Africa.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Heartfield
ISBN: 9780190491673 0190491671
OCLC Number: 969542198
Description: xii, 486 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
List of illustrations. Introduction. Part 1 The Americas : Abolition in Britain --
The struggle against apprenticeship and the origins of the BFASS --
Schisms --
Slave trade diplomacy --
The West Indies --
The United States --
Cuba and Brazil. Part 2 Africa and the Middle East : Africa before the "scramble" --
The Anti-Slavery Society turns to East Africa --
Zanzibar --
Egypt and the Sudan --
The scramble for Africa. Part 3 The colonial labour question : Indentured labour --
The Anti-Slavery Society into the twentieth century --
The Congo --
South Africa --
Land and labour in the colonies --
Anti-slavery in the era of World Wars. Conclusion. Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: James Heartfield.

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This first comprehensive history of the Anti-Slavery Society draws on 120 years of anti-slavery publications, like the "Anti-Slavery Reporter," to explain its unique status as the first international human rights organization; and explains the Society's surprising attitudes to the Confederate secession, the "coolies," and the colonization of Africa.

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