Abolishing the slave trade in Portuguese India: documentary evidence of popular and official resistance to crown policy, 1842–60

@article{Walker2004AbolishingTS,
  title={Abolishing the slave trade in Portuguese India: documentary evidence of popular and official resistance to crown policy, 1842–60},
  author={Timothy D. Walker},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  year={2004},
  volume={25},
  pages={63 - 79}
}
  • T. Walker
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Political Science
  • Slavery & Abolition
Portuguese acquiescence to British-led abolition of the Indian Ocean slave trade in 1842 was highly unpopular among social elites in Portuguese India, who desired a reliable supply of enslaved Africans for service within their households, as well as for agricultural and commercial labour. Although the 1842 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty did not ban slave holding in Portuguese colonies around the Indian Ocean, Indo-Portuguese merchants did not wish to lose the substantial profits they gleaned from… 
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