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‘Let Us Look it Up in Macaulay’—The Anti-Slavery Arms Manufacturer

in Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838: The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846316968
eISBN:
9781846317057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317057.011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Zachary Macaulay's work for total abolition of slavery. It describes Macaulay's strategy of using authentic eyewitness accounts in building up public opinion over the much more ... More


Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Ruma Chopra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

In spring 1796, after eight months of war in the mountainous terrain of Jamaica, most of the village of Trelawney Town—a community of about 550 runaway slaves and their descendants—surrendered. They ... More


Banking on Slavery

in Face Value: The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629377
eISBN:
9780226629391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629391.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In antebellum America, a bizarre and astonishing money system existed whereby people, in the absence of a central bank, made do with literally tens of thousands of types of money. Because there was ... More


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