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Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Richard Alston, Edith Hall, and Justine McConnell

Abstract

Originating in a conference held at the British Library in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in British colonies, this book offers a study of the role played by ancient Greek and Roman sources and voices in the struggle to abolish slavery in Britain and North America. It contains thirteen chapters by an interdisciplinary team of specialists in literature, history, political thought, postcolonial studies, drama and classics from three continents, led by the Centre for the Reception of Greece and Rome at Royal Holloway University of London. Focussing on Britain, No ... More

Keywords: slavery, abolition, Rome, Ancient Greece, racism, parliament, antebellum, Atlantic, Africa, Caribbean

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199574674
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Alston, editor
Professor of Roman History, Royal Holloway University of London
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Edith Hall, editor
Research Professor, Royal Holloway University of London
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Justine McConnell, editor
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Northwestern University