RATIONAL DISSENT, ENLIGHTENMENT, AND ABOLITION OF THE BRITISH SLAVE TRADE*

@article{Page2011RATIONALDE,
  title={RATIONAL DISSENT, ENLIGHTENMENT, AND ABOLITION OF THE BRITISH SLAVE TRADE*},
  author={Anthony Page},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={54},
  pages={741 - 772}
}
  • A. Page
  • Published 29 July 2011
  • History, Economics
  • The Historical Journal
ABSTRACT Following British abolition of the slave trade in 1807, the origins and nature of popular abolitionism have been much debated among historians. Traditionally, religion was seen as the driving force, with an emphasis on the role of Quakers and evangelicals, whilst in the twentieth century social historians began to stress the importance of economic and social change. This article revises both interpretations by helping to recover and analyse the abolitionism of enlightened Rational… 
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