Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism / Edition 1

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Overview

Revisiting the origins of the British antislavery movement of the late eighteenth century, Christopher Leslie Brown challenges prevailing scholarly arguments that locate the roots of abolitionism in economic determinism or bourgeois humanitarianism. Brown instead connects the shift from ideas to action to changing views of empire in Britain, particularly the anxiety spurred by the American Revolution.
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A comprehensive and encyclopedic analysis of early British abolitionism that will be standard reading for all interested in the subject.--Journal of the Early Republic

A provocative rereading of the origins of late eighteenth-century British antislavery. Beautifully written and elegantly paced. . . . [Brown's] is an outstanding contribution to an enormous and critical historiography.--Journal of American History

This is a carefully crafted study that will be widely appreciated by historians of slavery, imperial history, the American Revolution and eighteenth-century British domestic politics.--Patterns of Prejudice

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Meet the Author

Christopher Leslie Brown is associate professor of history at Rutgers University and coeditor of Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Antislavery without abolitionism 33
Ch. 2 The politics of slavery in the years of crisis 105
Ch. 3 Granville Sharp and the obligations of empire 155
Ch. 4 British concepts of emancipation in the age of the American revolution 209
Ch. 5 Africa, Africans, and the idea of abolition 259
Ch. 6 British evangelicals and Caribbean slavery after the American war 333
Ch. 7 The society of friends and the antislavery identity 391
Epilogue : moral capital 451
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