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Capitalism and Antislavery

British Mobilization in Comparative Perspective

Authors: Drescher, Seymour

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Three hundred years ago Britain was what she is again, a mid-sized island off the coast of Eurasia. Between then and now she became the centre of a world economy. And just midway upon this imperial passage the people of the Empire, free Britons and colonial slaves, secured the destruction of slavery and hastened its demise throughout the world. Those who were part of Britain's Atlantic economy but free of direct economic dependency were the most effective agents in that process. The great novelty of this process therefore lay in the fact that for the first time in history the nonslave masses, including working men and women, played a direct and decisive role in bringing chattel slavery to an end. Seymour Drescher's study focuses attention on the period when popular pressure was effectively deployed as a means of altering national policy, and at those fault-lines in British society which seem to have partly determined the timing and intensity of abolition.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Capitalism and Antislavery
Book Subtitle
British Mobilization in Comparative Perspective
Authors
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-07000-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-07000-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-36209-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 300
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