Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia (BOK)

Bronwen Everill

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Anti-slavery colonies - settlements for freed slaves that were intended to prevent the slave trade in West Africa - were established by both American and British societies. Although they occasionally attempted to work together in support of these settlements and their anti-slave trade goals, the societies were more frequently in conflict. Looking for the origin of this Anglo-American rivalry, this book applies a comparative approach to freed slave settlers in Sierra Leone and Liberia. It examines the foundations of these societies, their contribution to the development of 'Civilization, Commerce, and Christianity' as a practical approach to anti-slavery interventions in West Africa, and the points of conflict between them that fed rivalries in America and Britain.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Bronwen Everill
Nature Pub Group/Palgrave Macm
ISBN 9781137028679
Antall sider 248

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