Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2018

224 Pages | 18 black & white illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526122889

Also Available As:

Bookseller Code (06)

The suppression of the Atlantic slave trade

British policies, practices and representations of naval coercion

First Edition

Edited by Robert Burroughs and Richard Huzzey

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • This paperback edition provides the first academic history of Britain's campaign to suppress the Atlantic slave trade in more than thirty years
  • 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
  • Bridges the gap between ship and shore to reveal the motives, effects and legacies of the British Empire's assault on the same Atlantic slave trade which had once enriched it
  • Reveals the policies, experiences and representations of slave-trade suppression from the view of metropolitan Britons, liberated Africans, black sailors and British officers

Also of Interest