Contesting Empires

Opposition, Promotion and Slavery

  • Authors
  • Jonathan¬†Hart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 1-9
  3. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 11-41
  4. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 43-66
  5. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 67-89
  6. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 91-128
  7. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 129-194
  8. Jonathan Hart
    Pages 195-202
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 203-268

About this book


Based on extensive archival research, this book looks at the earlier contest of empires in the New World, especially among Spain, France and England, and then examines the opposition to empire, the promotion of empire and the question of slavery. Hart's discussion on slavery has even larger scope ranging from early Arab, African and Portuguese practices in Africa and beyond to the legal abolition of slavery in the British empire, the United States and elsewhere in the Nineteenth-century.


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