Why Did the British Abolish the Slave Trade? Econocide Revisited

@article{Walvin2011WhyDT,
  title={Why Did the British Abolish the Slave Trade? Econocide Revisited},
  author={James Walvin},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={583 - 588}
}
  • J. Walvin
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • History
  • Slavery & Abolition
Readers of this journal will need no introduction to Seymour Drescher’s book, Econocide: British Slavery in the Era of Abolition. Since its publication in 1977, it has secured its place as a hugely influential study of British slavery and abolition in the years after 1787. First published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, it was a book which immediately placed itself at the centre of a major historiographical and, to a curious degree, an ideological debate. Its reissue, a generation later… 

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