Coverart for item
The Resource Envoys of abolition : British naval officers and the campaign against the slave trade in West Africa, Mary Wills, (electronic resource)

Envoys of abolition : British naval officers and the campaign against the slave trade in West Africa, Mary Wills, (electronic resource)

Label
Envoys of abolition : British naval officers and the campaign against the slave trade in West Africa
Title
Envoys of abolition
Title remainder
British naval officers and the campaign against the slave trade in West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Mary Wills
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After Britain's Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, a squadron of Royal Navy vessels was sent to the West Coast of Africa tasked with suppressing the thriving transatlantic slave trade. Drawing on previously unpublished papers found in private collections and various archives in the UK and abroad, this book examines the personal and cultural experiences of the naval officers at the frontline of Britain's anti-slavery campaign in West Africa. It explores their unique roles in this 60-year operation: at sea, boarding slave ships bound for the Americas and 'liberating' captive Africans; on shore, as Britain resolved to 'improve' West African societies; and in the metropolitan debates around slavery and abolitionism in Britain. Their personal narratives are revealing of everyday concerns of health, rewards and strategy, to more profound questions of national honour, cultural encounters, responsibility for the lives of others in the most distressing of circumstances, and the true meaning of 'freedom' for formerly enslaved African peoples. British anti-slavery efforts and imperial agendas were tightly bound in the nineteenth century, inseparable from ideas of national identity. This is a book about individuals tasked with extraordinary service, military men who also worked as guardians, negotiators, and envoys of abolition.--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Mary
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Liverpool studies in international slavery
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
15
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Slave trade
  • Slavery
  • Great Britain
Label
Envoys of abolition : British naval officers and the campaign against the slave trade in West Africa, Mary Wills, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781789624908/type/BOOK
Instantiates
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
CR9781789624908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781789624908
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)1129169226
Label
Envoys of abolition : British naval officers and the campaign against the slave trade in West Africa, Mary Wills, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781789624908/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
CR9781789624908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781789624908
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)1129169226

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...