Abolition! : The Struggle to Abolish Slavery in the British Colonies
The Anti-Slave Trade Act became law on 25th March 1807. It made the capture and transport of slaves by British subjects illegal. Slavery as such in the British Empire wasn't abolished until 1833. This book tells the story of the slave trade in the British Empire and examines the movement to bring it to an end.
- Paperback | 264 pages
- 138 x 212 x 18mm | 299.38g
- 01 May 2007
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- B&W photos
"Scholarly, readable and timely ... Richard Reddie's excellent book should remind us that the battles he describes so brilliantly have to be fought and won again and again by each generation." --Tony Benn, author, Letters to My Grandchildren
Table of contents
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
About Richard S. 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.