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Introduction

Mary Wills

in Envoys of Abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter situates the activities of the West Africa squadron within several interconnected themes and contexts relating to the impact of the Britain’s Abolition Act of 1807. Britain’s ... 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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