The British Slave Trade: Abolition, Parliament and People
Edinburgh University Press

The British Slave Trade: Abolition, Parliament and People

  • Publish Date: 2008-02-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Professor Unwin Farrell;Professor James Walvin

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This illustrated volume combines a selection of essays and an exhibition catalogue marking the bicentenary of British Parliamentary abolition of the slave trade.

The essays are from an international selection of leading researchers in the field, and supplement an exhibition that tells of the pressures and influences both in the United Kingdom and abroad which influenced Parliament and led to the passing of the Act to abolish Britain's slave trade in 1807. The book includes a foreword by Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey, and covers the background to the slave trade in parliamentary, economic and cultural contexts, and perspectives in response to the abolishment of the slave trade.

The catalogue was put together to accompany the exhibition held by the United Kingdom Parliament in Westminster Hall from 23 May to 23 September 2007.

This volume was originally published as a supplementary issue of the journal Parliamentary History.

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