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Published: 30 November 2019

256 Pages | 9 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620788

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Envoys of abolition

British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Mary Wills

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool Studies in International Slavery LUP

  • The first book on Britain's naval campaign against the transatlantic slave trade which places naval officers at the heart of the story
  • Draws on substantial collections of previously unseen journals, letters and diaries
  • Features rare eyewitness accounts of the barbarities of the transatlantic slave trade
  • Exciting new perspectives on British abolitionism in West Africa in the nineteenth century
  • Exciting new contribution to the study of relationships between imperial and maritime history