Abolition and Empire in Sierra Leone and Liberia

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2013 - History - 232 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I Foundations
15
Part II Interactions
79
Notes
181
Bibliography
206
Index
223
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BRONWEN EVERILL is Assistant Professor of Global History at Warwick University. She completed her PhD at King's College London and held a research fellowship at Oxford University. Her teaching and research focus on the history of imperial humanitarianism in Africa.

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