From Anti-Slavery to Empire

A discussion about the heritage of anti-slavery campaigning.

Campaigns to abolish slavery throughout the British Empire were fought and won in the early decades of the nineteenth century. After 1833, campaigners turned to the wider world and the goal of universal emancipation.

This event brings together the authors of two important books about British anti-slavery efforts to discuss what happened next and how anti-slavery campaigns existed within, interacted with, and often reinforced the cause of Empire.

Where does the post-emancipation period fit into our broader historical understanding of anti-slavery campaigning? How can we understand contemporary efforts to end the global trade in human lives in the context of this rich and complicated history?

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