0715652311
Hardback:Squadron : ending the African slave trade / John Broich.:2017 Hardback Squadron : ending the African slave trade / John Broich.
Squadron : ending the African slave trade / John Broich.
Author: Broich, John,
Publication year: 2017
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Duckworth Overlook,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780715652312 (hbk.) :
Notes:
Despite the British being early abolitionists, a significant slave trade remained down the east coast of Africa through the mid-1800s. What further undermined the British Empire was that many of the vessels involved in the trade were themselves British ships. The Royal Navy's response was to dispatch a squadron to patrol Africa's coast. Following what began as a simple policing action, this is the story of the four Royal Naval officers who witnessed how rampant the slave trade remained and made it their personal mission to end it. When the disruption of the trade ships started to step on the toes of the wealthy merchant class, the campaign was cancelled. However, in the end a coalition of naval officers and abolitionists forced the British government's hand into eradicating the slave trade entirely.
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xvii, 315 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm

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