Brazilian Gold, Cuban Copper and the Final Frontier of British Anti-Slavery

    Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gyfnodolynErthygladolygiad gan gymheiriaid


    This paper concerns the problems that transnational mining companies posed for British abolitionists in the years after emancipation in Britain's Caribbean empire. British-owned mines, operating in Cuba and Brazil, were the largest slave enterprises in the western hemisphere c. 1840. Abolitionists were, of course, outraged by the existence of London-based companies that exploited slave labour, but an attempt in 1843 to prohibit the owning of slaves by British subjects anywhere in the world, regardless of local jurisdiction, proved ineffectual. This paper explores the reasons for this failure and raises questions about the potency of abolitionism within early Victorian political culture.
    Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
    Tudalennau (o-i)118 - 134
    Nifer y tudalennau16
    CyfnodolynSlavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies
    Rhif cyhoeddi1
    Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
    StatwsE-gyhoeddi cyn argraffu - 24 Awst 2012

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