Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843
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Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843

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ISBN-13:
9781846317583
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.2012
Seiten:
361
Autor:
Andrea Major
Gewicht:
816 g
Format:
236x155x30 mm
Serie:
Liverpool University Press - S
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This book explores the complex interactions between imperial expansion, political abolitionism and colonial philanthropy that underpinned the ambivalent attitudes of both British evangelicals and East India company officials towards the existence of slavery in India in the period 1772-1843.
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 book explores the complex interactions between imperial expansion, political abolitionism and colonial philanthropy that underpinned the ambivalent attitudes of both British evangelicals and East India company officials towards the existence of slavery in India in the period 1772-1843.