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

By Kevin Grant

In the 2 a long time sooner than global conflict 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 exchange, those latter-day abolitionists fascinated with the so-called 'new slaveries' of eu imperialism in Africa, condemning coercive structures of work taxation and indentured servitude, in addition to proof of atrocities.


A Civilized Savagery illuminates the multifaceted nature of British humanitarianism via juxtaposing campaigns opposed to various kinds of imperial hard work exploitation in 3 separate parts: the Congo loose country, South Africa, and Portuguese West Africa. In doing so, Kevin provide issues out how this new kind of humanitarianism prompted the transition from Empire to foreign executive and the arrival of common human rights in next decades.

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