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The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956A History$
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James Heartfield

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190491673

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491673.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1838–1956
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James Heartfield

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491673.003.0001

The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was formed in 1839—which is to say not until after slavery had (for the most part) been abolished in the British Empire. If that seems odd, it is because the Society differed from its predecessors of the 1780s, and of the 1820s, in its ambition to reform not just the British Empire, but the world....

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