The Business of Abolishing the British Slave Trade, 1783-1807

The Business of Abolishing the British Slave Trade, 1783-1807

by Judith Jennings, J. Jennings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714646970

ISBN-13: 9780714646978

Pub. Date: 03/01/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This study presents new information about the four Quaker businessmen who helped found the London Abolition Committee in 1787 and remained active in the late anti-slave trade movement throughout their lifetimes. Drawing on previously unused primary sources, the study traces the close personal, business, social and religious ties binding the men together and shaping

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This study presents new information about the four Quaker businessmen who helped found the London Abolition Committee in 1787 and remained active in the late anti-slave trade movement throughout their lifetimes. Drawing on previously unused primary sources, the study traces the close personal, business, social and religious ties binding the men together and shaping their abolition activities and arguments. By closely examining the lives of Joseph Woods, James Philips, George Harrison and Samuel Hoare, the study presents a new view of the factors shaping the arguments and strategies of abolitionism in Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714646978
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Four Merchants and Philosophers in 17831
2The First Abolition Association, 1783-8722
3The London Abolition Committee, 1787-8834
4Investigations, Examinations, Publications, 1788-9152
5The Abolitionist Breakthrough, 1791-9265
6The Abolitionist Breakdown, 1792-9878
7Success, 1803-799
8Three Merchant Philosophers in Retirement, 1807-27115
9Significance126
AppendixFamily Histories of Joseph Woods, Samuel Hoare, James Phillips, and George Harrison137
Bibliography140
Index147

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