Black slaves and English liberty: A re‐examination of racial slavery in England

@article{Lorimer1984BlackSA,
  title={Black slaves and English liberty: A re‐examination of racial slavery in England},
  author={D. Lorimer},
  journal={Immigrants & Minorities},
  year={1984},
  volume={3},
  pages={121-150}
}
  • D. Lorimer
  • Published 1984
  • Sociology
  • Immigrants & Minorities
Blacks in eighteenth‐century England were caught in a half‐way stage between colonial slavery and English domestic servitude, and out of the ambiguities of their position they were able to alter their status. Consequently slavery came to an end in England between the 1760s and the 1790s, not from the Somerset Case in 1772, nor from the Act of Parliament in 1833, but from the escape of the slaves themselves. Certain institutional elements, namely the traditions of household servitude, a popular… Expand
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