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Vient de paraître The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade. British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion sous la direction de Robert Burroughs et Richard Huzzey aux Manchester UP

Le 10 juillet 2015 à 16h34

Vient de paraître The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade. British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion sous la direction de Robert Burroughs et Richard Huzzey aux Manchester University Press, "Studies in Imperialism", 2015, 204 p. ISBN : 978-0-7190-8511-6 Prix : 75 £.

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"The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade has puzzled nineteenth-century contemporaries and historians since, as the British Empire turned naval power and moral outrage against a branch of commerce it had done so much to promote. The assembled authors bridge the gap between ship and shore to reveal the motives, effects, and legacies of this campaign. As the first academic history of Britain’s campaign to suppress the Atlantic slave trade in more than thirty years, the book gathers experts in history, literature, historical geography, museum studies, and the history of medicine to analyse naval suppression in light of recent work on slavery and empire. Three sections reveal the policies, experiences and representations of slave-trade suppression from the perspectives of metropolitan Britons, liberated Africans, black sailors, colonialists, and naval officers. "

Robert Burroughs is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Leeds Beckett University.
Richard Huzzey is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Liverpool and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery