Journals Higher Education



Published: 04 September 2019

272 Pages | 8 black and white figures/maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198841203

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (06)

Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies

Wealth, Power, and Slavery

P. J. Marshall

  • Examines an aspect of Burke's life and thought that has until recently received little attention
  • In showing how one high-principled man could reach practical accommodations with slavery and the slave trade, the volume contributes to our understanding of the wider problem of why colonial slavery went uncontested for so long
  • Makes the case for the centrality of the West Indies in British imperial strategies