Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery: The Mobilisation of Public Opinion against the Slave Trade 1787-1807 (Paperback) book cover

Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery

The Mobilisation of Public Opinion against the Slave Trade 1787-1807

By J.R. Oldfield

© 1998 – Routledge

208 pages

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In 1792, 400,000 people put their signature to petitions calling for the abolition of the slaves trade. This work explains how this remarkable expression of support for black people was organized and orchestrated, and how it contributed to the growth of popular politics in Britain.

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TLS - reviewed by Howard Temperley

"The campaign for the abolition of the slave trade has often been described but never better than by J R Oldfield in this account…"

"necessary reading for students of Britain"s abolition of the slave trade"

International Journal of African Historical Studies

Albion - Judith Jennings, Kentucky Foundation for Women- " Oldfield"s book has much to commend it, and I highly recommend it to readers interested in the nation-wide scope and cultural context of abolition.

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