Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery: The Mobilisation of Public Opinion against the Slave Trade 1787-1807

1st Edition

J.R. Oldfield

Routledge
Published October 1, 1998
Reference - 208 Pages
ISBN 9780714644622 - CAT# RU32534
Series: Routledge Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures

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Summary

In 1792, 400,000 people put their signature to petitions calling for the abolition of the slaves trade. This work explains how this remarkable expression of support for black people was organized and orchestrated, and how it contributed to the growth of popular politics in Britain.

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