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The Resource Distant freedom : St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872, Andrew Pearson, (electronic resource)

Distant freedom : St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872, Andrew Pearson, (electronic resource)

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Distant freedom : St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872
Title
Distant freedom
Title remainder
St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Pearson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an examination of the island of St Helena’s involvement in slave trade abolition. After the establishment of a British Vice-Admiralty court there in 1840, this tiny and remote South Atlantic colony became the hub of naval activity in the region. It served as a base for the Royal Navy’s West Africa Squadron, and as such became the principal receiving depot for intercepted slave ships and their human cargo. During the middle decades of the nineteenth century over 25,000 ‘recaptive’ or ‘liberated’ Africans were landed at the island. Here, in embryonic refugee camps, these former slaves lived and died, genuine freedom still a distant prospect.<br><br>This book provides an account and evaluation of this episode. It begins by charting the political contexts which drew St Helena into the fray of abolition, and considers how its involvement, at times, came to occupy those at the highest levels of British politics. In the main, however, it focuses on St Helena itself, and examines how matters played out on the ground. The study utilises documentary sources (many previously untouched) which tell the stories of those whose lives became bound up in the compass of anti-slavery, far from London and long after the Abolition Act of 1807. It puts the Black experience at the foreground, aiming to bring a voice to a forgotten people, many of whom died in limbo, in a place that was physically and conceptually between freedom and slavery.--
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Pearson, Andrew (Andrew F.)
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Liverpool Studies in International Slavery
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
10
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  • Slavery
  • Antislavery movements
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Distant freedom : St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872, Andrew Pearson, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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CR9781781383858
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 314 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781781383858
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)956277587
Label
Distant freedom : St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872, Andrew Pearson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781781383858/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781781383858
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 314 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781781383858
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956277587

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