Slavery and Antislavery in Mauritius, 1810–33

The Conflict between Economic Expansion and Humanitarian Reform under British Rule

  • Anthony J. Barker

Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


This is a study of a unique slave colony and of antislavery conflicts prior to the Emancipation Act of 1833. In their hostility to a booming slave-based sugar economy, abolitionists produced dubious propaganda and quarrelled bitterly, without moderating the cruelty of the slave regime. Nevertheless the reforming impulse demanded documentation which illuminates the working lives and social interactions of a slave population - drawn from Africa, India, Madagascar and numerous smaller Indian Ocean islands - much more diverse than any in the Americas.


Africa bibliography expansion India liberty reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Barker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-25001-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24999-2
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