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Emancipation and the remaking of the British Imperial world

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Emancipation and the remaking of the British Imperial world

Catherine Hall, Nicholas Draper, and Keith McClelland

Slavery and the slavery business have cast a long shadow over British history. In 1833, abolition was heralded as evidence of Britain's claim to be themodern global power, its commitment to representative government in Britain, free labour, the rule of law, and a benevolent imperial mission all aspects of a national identity rooted in notions of freedom and liberty. Yet much is still unknown about the significance of the slavery, slave-ownership and emancipation in the formation of modern imperial Britain ... Read more




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