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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: August 2020

2 - Global Contexts: How External Factors Drive US Perceptions of Slavery

Summary

This chapter examines the many contexts influencing US responses to global slavery, including the British anti-slavery colonial model, attempts to forge the US imperial destiny in the Pacific and Africa, and a global labour market, which blurred the distinctions between free and forced movement of workers.