Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772–1843
Andrea Major is Lecturer in Wider World History at the University of Leeds.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Glossary Some Prominent Figures in the British Parliament, the Abolitionist Movement and the East India Company Part I. Other Slaveries Introduction 1. ‘To Call a Slave a Slave’: Recovering Indian Slavery Part II. European Slaveries Introduction: Slavery and Colonial Expansion in India 2. ‘A Shameful and Ruinous Trade’: European Slave-trafficking and the East India Company 3. Bengalis, Caffrees and Malays: European Slave-holding and Early Colonial Society Part III. Indian Slaveries Introduction: Locating Indian Slaveries 4. ‘This Household Servitude’: Domestic Slavery and Immoral Commerce 5. ‘Open and Professed Stealers of Children’: Slave-trafficking and the Boundaries of the Colonial State Part IV. Imagined Slaveries Introduction: Evangelical Connections 7. ‘Satan’s Wretched Slaves’: Indian Society and the Evangelical Imagination 8. ‘The Produce of the East by Free Men’: Indian Sugar and Indian Slavery in British Abolitionist Debates, 1793–1833 Conclusion: ‘Do Justice to India’: Abolitionists and Indian Slavery, 1839–1843 Select Bibliography Index
This will remain the standard history of British abolitionism and Indian slavery for years to come.
Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol 55, issue 4
A most impressive work of scholarship which will come to occupy a major and important niche in this area.
University of Rochester
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: October 13, 2014
Series: Liverpool Studies in International Slavery 6