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The British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society 1838-1956: A History Hardcover – 19 May 2016

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  • Hardcover: 500 pages
  • Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd (17 Nov. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849046336
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849046336
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 0.2 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,057,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A very readable book by an accomplished author who handles narrative, argument and analysis with admirable clarity. The work of the Society and the zeitgeist which powered it is a remarkable story and Heartfield s is a significant contribution to our understanding of an important strand of British social and intellectual history.' --Richard Rathbone, emeritus professor and professorial research associate at SOAS, London; co-author of African History: A Very Short Introduction

'This is an excellent book which narrates for the first time, and in fine-grain detail, the works, ideals, tensions and shifts of the Anti-Slavery Society as the author rightly suggests, the first and longest standing civil society organisation . Enthusiastically recommended.' --Robbie Shilliam, Reader in International Relations, Queen Mary University of London; author of The Black Pacific: Anticolonial Struggles and Oceanic Connections

'Heartfield's important and meticulously-documented account shows clearly how the intertwining of ideals and interests in the original abolitionist movement produced the convergence of liberal anti-slavery and British imperialism in the following century.' --Nicholas Draper, University College London, author of Legacies of British Slave-ownership: Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain

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James Heartfield has written on native rights for the Journal of Pacific History, Arena, the Fiji Times, and elsewhere. His work has also appeared in the Times Educational Supplement, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and the Times. He is the author of The Aborigines Protection Society: Humanitarian Imperialism in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, South Africa, and the Congo, 1836-1909 (OUP, 2011).

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