9781107696563-1107696569-The Price of Emancipation: Slave-Ownership, Compensation and British Society at the End of Slavery (Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series)

The Price of Emancipation: Slave-Ownership, Compensation and British Society at the End of Slavery (Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series)

ISBN-13: 9781107696563
ISBN-10: 1107696569
Edition: Reprint
Author: Draper, Nicholas
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107696563
ISBN-10: 1107696569
Edition: Reprint
Author: Draper, Nicholas
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Draper, Nicholas wrote The Price of Emancipation: Slave-Ownership, Compensation and British Society at the End of Slavery (Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series) comprising 416 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107696569 and 9781107696563. Since then The Price of Emancipation: Slave-Ownership, Compensation and British Society at the End of Slavery (Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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When colonial slavery was abolished in 1833 the British government paid £20 million to slave-owners as compensation: the enslaved received nothing. Drawing on the records of the Commissioners of Slave Compensation, which represent a complete census of slave-ownership, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the extent and importance of absentee slave-ownership and its impact on British society. Moving away from the historiographical tradition of isolated case studies, it reveals the extent of slave-ownership among metropolitan elites, and identifies concentrations of both rentier and mercantile slave-holders, tracing their influence in local and national politics, in business and in institutions such as the Church. In analysing this permeation of British society by slave-owners and their success in securing compensation from the state, the book challenges conventional narratives of abolitionist Britain and provides a fresh perspective of British society and politics on the eve of the Victorian era.

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