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Capitalism and antislavery : British mobilization in comparative perspective

Author: Seymour Drescher
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A reassessment of the nature and significance of Britain's struggle against slavery, this text illuminates a novel turn in the history of antislavery. For the first time, the most effective agents in  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Drescher
ISBN: 0195205340 9780195205343
OCLC Number: 13760775
Awards: Winner of Named an outstanding academic book of 1987-88 by Choice.
Description: xv, 300 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Christine Bolt --
The Foundations of Slavery and Antislavery --
Border Skirmish: Neither Wages nor the Whip --
The Distinctiveness of British Abolitionist Mobilization --
The Breakthrough 1787-92 --
The Impact of Popular Mobilization in Britain and the Caribbean --
God's Work: Antislavery and Religious Mobilization --
Class Conflict, Hegemony and the Costs of Antislavery --
Antislavery and Capitalism.
Responsibility: Seymour Drescher.
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