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The suppression of the Atlantic slave tradeBritish policies, practices and representations of naval coercion$
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Burroughs Roberts and Huzzey Richard

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719085116

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.001.0001

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Suppression of the Atlantic slave trade

Suppression of the Atlantic slave trade

abolition from ship to shore

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(p.1) Chapter One Suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
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The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
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Robert Burroughs

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0001

This introductory chapter by Robert Burroughs outlines the dimensions of the nineteenth-century transatlantic slave trade, and of British naval efforts against it. It then briefly reviews previous book-length studies of the naval suppression campaign, while explaining the present volume’s main aims: to come to a more nuanced understanding of the motivations behind Britain’s anti-slave-trade policies and actions; to highlight the impact of anti-slave-trade measures upon enslaved and formerly enslaved Africans, and the lack of attention to African perspectives in earlier writings about the subject; and to identify how understandings of the work of the anti-slave-trade squadron were developed through complex dialogues between and among its metropolitan architects and critics, and those who experienced it at the coal-face, as the idea of anti-slavery floated between ship and shore.

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

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