Distant freedom St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872 (eBook, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
New WorldCat.org coming soon
Distant freedom St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872

Distant freedom St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872

Author: Andrew Pearson (Andrew F.)
Publisher: Liverpool Liverpool University Press 2016
Series: Liverpool Studies in International Slavery, 10
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book is an examination of the island of St Helena's involvement in slave trade abolition. After the establishment of a British Vice-Admiralty court there in 1840, this tiny and remote South Atlantic colony became the hub of naval activity in the region. It served as a base for the Royal Navy's West Africa Squadron, and as such became the principal receiving depot for intercepted slave ships and their human  Read more...
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Pearson (Andrew F.)
ISBN: 9781781383858 1781383855 9781781382837 1781382832
OCLC Number: 995163362
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jul 2017)
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (xiv, 314 Seiten)
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. A Place of Immense Advantage2. London and Jamestown3. Sailortown4. Life and death in the depots5. 'All, all, without avail'. Medicine and theliberated Africans6. After 'liberation'7. Island LivesConclusionAppendix 1. Slave prize cases tried at Freetown,Luanda, Cape Town and St Helena, 1836-68Appendix 2. Prizes adjudicated by theVice-Admiralty court of St HelenaAppendix 3. Liberated African emigration from StHelenaAppendix 4. Emigrant voyages from St HelenaNotesBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Liverpool Studies in International Slavery, 10
Responsibility: Andrew Pearson


This book is a study of the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena and its role in the abolition of the slave trade.  Read more...


Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.