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Crises

in ‘Merely for Money’?: Business Culture in the British Atlantic, 1750–1815

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318177
eISBN:
9781846317729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317729.009
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines how the business culture in the British Atlantic dealt with the crises or turbulent times the merchants experienced during the period from 1750 to 1815. It explains what ... More


‘Our Clapham system’

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Making extensive use of the correspondence of Marianne Sykes and the diary of William Wilberforce, this chapter details the origins of the Clapham Sect between 1790 and 1793. It shows how Wilberforce ... More


Crimes Against Humanity: Racialized Subjects and Deracialized Histories

Vasuki Nesiah

in The New Histories of International Criminal Law: Retrials

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198829638
eISBN:
9780191868153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829638.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Race and racism have a schizophrenic life in international criminal law (ICL) histories, both ever-present, and ever-elusive. This chapter excavates this double-life by tracing, not race, but its ... More


From Crisis to Success: The Final Abolition of the Slave Trade

Jenny S. Martinez

in The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195391626
eISBN:
9780190259754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391626.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the factors that led to the abolition of the slave trade. The weaknesses in the mixed court system led the British government to replace it with a combination of military force ... More


International Human Rights Law and International Courts: Rethinking Their Origins and Future

Jenny S. Martinez

in The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195391626
eISBN:
9780190259754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391626.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the origins and possible developments in international human rights law. It also argues that close examination of the history of the abolition of the slave trade should cause ... More


“Fortune Is Neither to Be Won by Prudence nor Industry”: A Slaving Voyage to East Africa

Daniel L. Schafer

in Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World: Slave Trader, Plantation Owner, Emancipator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044620
eISBN:
9780813046341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044620.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Zephaniah Kingsley’s decision to “change the ground” from St. Thomas to East Florida and his nationality from Danish to Spanish, as a result of Denmark’s decision to prohibit ... More


Accommodation

Ruma Chopra

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0009
Subject:
History, African History

Over time, the Maroons separated themselves from the indigenous Africans and allied with the Nova Scotian Loyalists. Some found military and civil service roles in the British establishment of Sierra ... More


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