author={Roland Quinault},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={363 - 383}
  • R. Quinault
  • Published 15 May 2009
  • History, Economics
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT William Gladstone's views on slavery and the slave trade have received little attention from historians, although he spent much of his early years in parliament dealing with issues related to that subject. His stance on slavery echoed that of his father, who was one of the largest slave owners in the British West Indies, and on whom he was dependent for financial support. Gladstone opposed the slave trade but he wanted to improve the condition of the slaves before they were liberated… 
Sir John Gladstone and the Debate over the Amelioration of Slavery in the British West Indies in the 1820s
Abstract Sir John Gladstone made a fortune as a Demerara sugar-planter and a key supporter of the British policy of amelioration in which slavery would be “improved” by making it more “humane.”
Radical Orthodoxy: Irish Covenanters and American Slavery, circa 1830–1865
This article analyzes the views of Reformed Presbyterians (Covenanters) in relation to the subject of American slavery. Popular mythology, especially that propagated by the exponents of
‘A Matter of Doubt and Uncertainty’: John Gladstone and the Post-Slavery Framework of Labour in the British Empire
  • Purba Hossain
  • History, Economics
    The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
  • 2021
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Gladstone, Religion, Politics and America: Perceptions in the Press, 1868 – 1900
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Autocratic Abolitionists: Tsarist Russian Anti-slavery Campaigns
The history of anti-slavery politics in nineteenth-century Russia is intimately connected with the evolution of the Russian autocracy. The country’s history of abolitionism differs from the majority
‘Ideal and Ornamental Endeavours’: The Armenian Reforms and Germany's Response to Britain's Imperial Humanitarianism in the Ottoman Empire, 1878–83
Diplomatic correspondence during the period 1878–83 offers a unique insight into the tension between humanitarian and geostrategic considerations in German and British foreign policy in the aftermath
Charles Dickens and national identity: Poverty, Wealth and Empire
This dissertation examines the concepts of poverty, wealth and empire in the work of Charles Dickens. The concepts are widely known and have been the subject of countless books and academic studies
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Sites of Servant Memory in the English Country House: Frederick Gorst and the Gladstone Vase
ABSTRACT The everyday handling of objects is an often-overlooked aspect of an English country house servant's duties. However, the care of precious objects is occasionally recorded in servants’
The Paradoxes of “Vernacularised” Liberalism in Southeast Asia
In response to “indigenous” justifications of illiberalism (e.g., “Asian values”) and the cronyism of electoral authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia, some pro-democracy activists constructed a “...


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