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Abolition

Paperback|Jan 2007
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Detailing the Anti-Slave Trade Act, which became a law in 1807 and made the capture and transport of slaves by British subjects illegal, this study examines the story of the slave trade in the British Empire and investigates the movement...


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Detailing the Anti-Slave Trade Act, which became a law in 1807 and made the capture and transport of slaves by British subjects illegal, this study examines the story of the slave trade in the British Empire and investigates the movement to bring it to an end. Subjects covered include the history of slavery, the brutality of the slave trade, resistance by slaves, importance of slave trade to the British economy, the roots of the anti-slave trade society, the strategies of the movement, the push for abolition, and the legacies of the slave trade. ^
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The Anti-Slave Trade Act became law on 25th March 1807. It made the capturend transport of slaves by British subjects illegal. Slavery as such in theritish Empire wasn't abolished until 1833. This book tells the story of thelave trade in the British Empire and examines the movement to bring it to annd. Subjects covered include:the history of slavery; the brutality of thelave trade; resistance by slaves; importance of slave trade to the Britishconomy; the roots of the anti-slave trade society; the strategies of theovement; the push for abolition; and, the legacies of the slave trade.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 255042
  • Product Code 0745952291
  • EAN 9780745952291
  • Pages 264
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Lion Hudson
  • Publication Date Jan 2007
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 14mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

Richard Reddie

Richard Reddie is Project Director for the Churches Together in England's initiative to mark the bicentenary of the 1807 Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. Previously he was Education Policy Officer for Race on the Agenda. He has a BA in Caribbean Studies and Spanish, and an MA in Information Management. He is the author of Black Muslims In Britain: Why are many young black men converting to Islam? and Abolition: The Struggle to Abolish Slavery in the British Empire.

  • :subjects Covered Include: • The History Of Slavery • The Brutality Of The Slave Trade • Resistance By Slaves • Importance Of Slave Trade To The British Economy • The Roots Of The Anti-slave Trade Society • The Strategies Of The Movement • The Push For Abolition • The Legacies Of The Slave Trade

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