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Hardback:The interest : how the British establishment resisted the abolition of slavery / Michael Taylor.:2020 Hardback The interest : how the British establishment resisted the abolition of slavery / Michael Taylor.
The interest : how the British establishment resisted the abolition of slavery / Michael Taylor.
Author: Taylor, Michael (Michael Hugh), 1988-
Publication year: 2020
Media class: Hardback
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: London : The Bodley Head, 2020.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781847925718 (hbk.) :
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In 1807, Parliament outlawed the slave trade in the British Empire, but for the next quarter of a century, despite heroic and bloody rebellions, more than 700,000 people in the British colonies remained in slavery. And when a renewed abolitionist campaign was mounted, making slave ownership the defining political and moral issue of the day, emancipation was fiercely resisted by the powerful 'West India Interest'. Drawing on major new research, this long-overdue and ground-breaking history shows that the triumph of abolition was also one of the darkest episodes in British history, revealing the lengths to which British leaders went to defend the indefensible in the name of profit.
Slavery Great Britain History 19th century.
Slavery Great Britain Colonies History 19th century.
Slavery Economic aspects Great Britain History.
Great Britain History 1800-1837.
Great Britain Politics and government 1800-1837.

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Paperback:The interest:2021. Paperback
Author: Taylor, Michael 1988- author.
Year: 2021.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
xvii, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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