An Atlantic Reformation: Abolitionism in the Anglo-American Atlantic World, 1770-1807
The campaign to abolish the trans-Atlantic slave trade during the period from 1770-1807 was simultaneously pursued by abolitionists on both sides of the Atlantic. This thesis traces the roots of the relationship between Anglo-American abolitionists from prior to the American Revolution until the abolition of the trade by both Britain and America in 1807. During this span of nearly forty years the movement morphed from a small campaign focused on influencing a few influential members of government, into a massive crusade that harnessed the weight of public opinion in an attempt to force Parliament and Congress to bring an end to the slave trade. By examining the writing of leading abolitionists of the period the shared strategies between the British and American movements becomes clear.
School Location:USA - Ohio
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:abolition atlantic world american history european
Date of Publication:01/01/2008