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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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Slave-trade suppression and the image of West Africa in nineteenth-century Britain

Slave-trade suppression and the image of West Africa in nineteenth-century Britain

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(p.146) Chapter Seven Slave-trade suppression and the image of West Africa in nineteenth-century Britain
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The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade
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David Lambert

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719085116.003.0007

With much anti-slave-trade activity taking place in the West African littoral, naval suppression was important in shaping and contributing to British knowledge of West African places and peoples. David Lambert considers (mis)understandings of slavery and the slave trade in West Africa; popular stereotypes and other forms of knowledge; abolitionism and the rise of the new racial sciences; comparisons with other parts of the British Atlantic world, especially the West Indian colonies; comparisons within West Africa, such as between Sierra Leone and Fernando Po; the development of the idea of West Africa as a ‘White Man’s Grave’. Particular attention is given to the variety of ways in which this knowledge was expressed and transmitted, including travel accounts, visual images, maps and statistics, and the political purposes to which it was put.

Keywords:   West Africa, Africa, Britain, Atlantic, Slave Trade, Empire, Geography, Knowledge, Travel

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