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Prize voyages and ideas of freedom

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/9781789620788.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

To witness the human trauma of the transatlantic slave trade was extraordinary employment for British naval officers, and this chapter examines rare surviving accounts of life on prize voyages, ... More


Encounters with Africa

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/9781789620788.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines cultural encounters between British naval officers and West African peoples, and the role of racial attitudes and identity therein. It looks at the persistence or mutability of ... More


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

Mary Wills

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

After Britain’s Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, a squadron of Royal Navy vessels was sent to the West Coast of Africa tasked with suppressing the thriving transatlantic slave trade. Drawing ... More


Officers’ commitment to the anti-slavery cause

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/9781789620788.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter examines how naval officers engaged with the cornerstones of the British abolitionist agenda: religion, humanitarianism, morality and concepts of national identity. As most ... More


Officers’ contributions to Britain’s anti-slavery culture

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/9781789620788.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines officers’ contributions to the metropolitan discourses about slavery and abolition taking place in Britain in the early to mid-nineteenth century. Furthering the theme of naval ... More


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


Conclusion

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/9781789620788.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The final chapter assesses the cultural and political significance of the West Africa squadron and the work of the naval officers involved in its operation, looking at the wider implications of the ... More


Abolition on shore

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/9781789620788.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Naval officers played a part in a reconfiguration of relations between Britain and West Africa in the early nineteenth century, as British abolitionist ideals and policies were introduced in the ... More


Abolition at sea

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/9781789620788.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter introduces the work of the West Africa squadron in detaining slave ships at sea by examining the experiences of the naval officers involved in its operation. It explores the development ... More


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