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The abolition of slavery

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Although the Jacobins prohibited slavery for a brief while in the wake of the French Revolution, Britain was actually the first country to abolish the slave trade in 1807 and then slavery in 1833. Before this was achieved, however, many heated debates and a parliamentary battle took place. Abolitionists organized mass petitions as well as a sugar boycott, while slaves rioted in the Caribbean. This book covers the three British campaigns for abolition - the first one going from 1787 to 1807 and leading to the abolition of the slave trade, the second one from 1807 to 1833, when abolitionists strove to obtain gradual emancipation and slaves became apprentices, and the third one, from 1833 to 1840, when planters were granted financial compensation for the loss of their slaves and apprentices became free at last. The international military and economic context, the evolutions of the British Empire, the religious and human factors, the slaves' riots, and the planters' and merchants' interests - all have to be taken into account as essential components of the British debate on slavery, yet, even today, the main question remains unanswered: did economic factors outweigh human ones in the abolition of slavery ?
Titre The abolition of slavery
EAN 9782130571100
ISBN 2130571104
Nom de la série
Auteur Révauger Cécile
Editeur BELIN
Présentation Broché
Format Grand format
Longueur 20 cm
Largeur 14.6 cm
Poids 0.23 kg
Date de parution 12 nov. 2008
Nombre de pages 192

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