West Indian slavery and British abolition, 1783-1807 / David Beck Ryden.
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,
ISBN: 9780521148047 (pbk.) : 0521148049 (pbk.) :
Ryden challenges conventional wisdom regarding the political and economic motivations behind the final decision to abolish the British slave trade in 1807. His research illustrates that a faltering sugar economy after 1799 tipped the scales in favour of the abolitionist argument and helped secure the passage of abolition.
350 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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