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1 - Setting the Scene for Emancipation

from Part I - 1838: The Year of Freedom

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 December 2020

Alan Lester
Affiliation:
University of Sussex
Kate Boehme
Affiliation:
University of Leicester
Peter Mitchell
Affiliation:
University of Sussex
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Summary

Britain’s reliance on slavery; how emancipation affected imperial governance; how loss of labour was mitigated; apprenticeship; the Caribbean, Cape Colony, Ceylon, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, convicts in Van Diemen’s Land, slavery in India.

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Ruling the World
Freedom, Civilisation and Liberalism in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire
, pp. 35 - 60
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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Further Reading

Allen, R. B., Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius, Cambridge University Press, 1999.Google Scholar
Anderson, C., ‘Transnational Histories of Penal Transportation: Punishment, Labour and Governance in the British Imperial World, 1788–1939’, Australian Historical Studies, 47, 2016, 381–97.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Blackburn, R., The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, 1776–1848, Verso, 1998.Google Scholar
Brown, C. L., Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism, University of North Carolina Press, 2006.Google Scholar
Dooling, W., Slavery, Emancipation and Colonial Rule in South Africa, University of KwaZulu Natal Press, 2007.Google Scholar
Everill, B., Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Major, A., ‘“The Slavery of East and West”: Abolitionists and “Unfree” Labour in India, 1820–1833’, Slavery and Abolition, 31, 2010, 501–25.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Rupprecht, A., ‘“When He Gets among His Countrymen, They Tell Him That He Is Free”: Slave Trade Abolition, Indentured Africans and a Royal Commission’, Slavery & Abolition, 33, 2012, 435–56.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Sivasundaram, S., Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony, University of Chicago Press, 2013.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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