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Slavery, abolitionism and empire in India, 1772-1843

Author: Andrea Major
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2014.
Series: Liverpool studies in international slavery, 6
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book explores the complex interactions between imperial expansion, political abolitionism and colonial philanthropy that underpinned the ambivalent attitudes of both British evangelicals and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Major
ISBN: 9781781381113 1781381119 9781846317583 1846317584
OCLC Number: 951127363
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of IllustrationsAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsGlossarySome Prominent Figures in the British Parliament, the Abolitionist Movement and the East India CompanyPart I. Other SlaveriesIntroduction1. 'To Call a Slave a Slave': Recovering Indian SlaveryPart II. European SlaveriesIntroduction: Slavery and Colonial Expansion in India2. 'A Shameful and Ruinous Trade': European Slave-trafficking and the East India Company3. Bengalis, Caffrees and Malays: European Slave-holding and Early Colonial SocietyPart III. Indian SlaveriesIntroduction: Locating Indian Slaveries4. 'This Household Servitude': Domestic Slavery and Immoral Commerce5. 'Open and Professed Stealers of Children': Slave-trafficking and the Boundaries of the Colonial StatePart IV. Imagined SlaveriesIntroduction: Evangelical Connections7. 'Satan's Wretched Slaves': Indian Society and the Evangelical Imagination8. 'The Produce of the East by Free Men': Indian Sugar and Indian Slavery in British Abolitionist Debates, 1793-1833Conclusion: 'Do Justice to India': Abolitionists and Indian Slavery, 1839-1843Select BibliographyIndex
Series Title: Liverpool studies in international slavery, 6
Responsibility: Andrea Major.


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Reviews'A most impressive work of scholarship which will come to occupy a major and important niche in this area.'Stanley Engerman 'This will remain the standard history of British abolitionism and Read more...

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