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The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
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The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade: British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

Burroughs Roberts and Huzzey Richard


The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade has puzzled nineteenth-century contemporaries and historians since, as the British Empire turned naval power and moral outrage against a branch of commerce it had done so much to promote. The assembled authors bridge the gap between ship and shore to reveal the motives, effects, and legacies of this campaign. As the first academic history of Britain’s campaign to suppress the Atlantic slave trade in more than thirty years, the book gathers experts in history, literature, historical geography, museum studies, and the history of medicine to analyse nav ... More

Keywords: Slavery, Slave Trade, Britain, Empire, Atlantic, African, Caribbean, Navy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719085116
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Burroughs Roberts, editor
Leeds Beckett University

Huzzey Richard, editor
University of Liverpool