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

Author: James Heartfield
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive history of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (BFASS), from its founding in 1838. The Society, set up by Quaker Joseph Sturge and Lord Henry Brougham after the abolition of slavery in the Empire, married the campaigning anti-slavery movement with the British mission to civilize the world.
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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: James Heartfield
ISBN: 9780190662981 0190662980
OCLC Number: 970401321
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
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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