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Legacies of British slave-ownership : colonial slavery and the formation of Victorian Britain / Catherine Hall, Nicholas Draper, Keith McClelland, Katie Donington and Rachel Lang.

Author/creator Hall, Catherine, 1946-
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Descriptionix, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- Possessing people: absentee slave-owners within British society -- Helping to make Britain great: the commercial legacies of slave-ownership in Britain -- Redefining the West India interest: politics and the legacies of slave-ownership -- Reconfiguring race: the stories the slave-owners told -- Transforming capital: slavery, family, commerce and the making of the Hibbert family -- Conclusion.
Abstract This book re-examines the relationship between Britain and colonial slavery in a crucial period in the birth of modern Britain. Drawing on a comprehensive analysis of British slave-owners and mortgagees who received compensation from the state for the end of slavery, and tracing their trajectories in British life, the volume explores the commercial, political, cultural, social, intellectual, physical and imperial legacies of slave-ownership. It transcends conventional divisions in history-writing to provide an integrated account of one powerful way in which Empire came home to Victorian Britain, and to reassess narratives of West Indian 'decline'. It will be of value to scholars not only of British economic and social history, but also of the histories of the Atlantic world, of the Caribbean and of slavery, as well as to those concerned with the evolution of ideas of race and difference and with the relationship between past and present.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 298-317) and index.
LanguageText in English.
LCCN 2014012761
ISBN9781107040052 (hard back ; alk. paper)
ISBN1107040051 (hard back ; alk. paper)

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