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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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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/9780190491673.003.0022

The anti-slavery movement of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was the impetus that gave rise to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. That movement was a unique expression of the democratic spirit of the age, allied with ideals of freedom and liberty that shaped the modern world. The efforts of the Agency Committee and the popular movements of the 1780s are rightly celebrated. The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society crowned those earlier mobilisations, translating the movement for reform within the British Empire into an international ideal. At the same time that ideal collided with the ...

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