A Civilised Savagery: Britain and the New Slaveries in by Kevin Grant PDF

By Kevin Grant

ISBN-10: 0415949009

ISBN-13: 9780415949002

ISBN-10: 0415949017

ISBN-13: 9780415949019

In the 2 many years earlier than global struggle One, nice Britain witnessed the biggest revival of anti-slavery protest because the mythical age of emancipation within the mid-nineteenth century. instead of campaigning opposed to the trans-Atlantic slave alternate, those latter-day abolitionists thinking about the so-called 'new slaveries' of ecu imperialism in Africa, condemning coercive structures of work taxation and indentured servitude, in addition to facts of atrocities.

A Civilized Savagery illuminates the multifaceted nature of British humanitarianism via juxtaposing campaigns opposed to diversified sorts of imperial hard work exploitation in 3 separate parts: the Congo unfastened nation, South Africa, and Portuguese West Africa. In doing so, Kevin supply issues out how this new form of humanitarianism stimulated the transition from Empire to foreign executive and the appearance of common human rights in next decades.

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