Proslavery Britain: Fighting for Slavery in an Era of Abolition

Proslavery Britain: Fighting for Slavery in an Era of Abolition

by Paula E. Dumas

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137578204
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/03/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 223
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paula E. Dumas received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Edinburgh, UK. The University selected her work on proslavery arguments for the Jeremiah Dalziel Prize in British History.

Table of Contents

1. The Proslavery Position
2. Proslavery in Print
3. Proslavery Arts and Culture
4. Proslavery Politics and the Slave Trade
5. Proslavery Politics after Abolition

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“As scholarly focus on Britain's era of colonial slavery continues to grow, Paula Dumas has provided a valuable and wide-ranging analysis of pro-slavery advocacy in the age of abolition. This book reminds us that while the slave-owners lost the battle over abolition, they won the war over racial subordination.”
-Nicholas Draper, Co-director of Structure and Signification of British Caribbean Slave-ownership 1763–1833 project, University College London, England

“Comprehensive in its range and focus, Proslavery Britain offers a fascinating insight into proslavery arguments and rhetoric during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This painstaking study promises to reshape our understanding of slavery debates in Britain, not least through its attention to things such as proslavery arts and culture. We have long needed a book of this kind and Dumas has risen to the task magnificently.”
-John Oldfield, Professor of History, Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, University of Hull, England

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