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A Civilised Savagery : Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa, 1884-1926 - Kevin Grant

A Civilised Savagery

Britain and the New Slaveries in Africa, 1884-1926

Paperback Published: 15th December 2004
ISBN: 9780415949019
Number Of Pages: 236

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In the two decades before World War One, Great Britain witnessed the largest revival of anti-slavery protest since the legendary age of emancipation in the mid-nineteenth century. Rather than campaigning against the trans-Atlantic slave trade, these latter-day abolitionists focused on the so-called 'new slaveries' of European imperialism in Africa, condemning coercive systems of labor taxation and indentured servitude, as well as evidence of atrocities.

A Civilized Savagery illuminates the multifaceted nature of British humanitarianism by juxtaposing campaigns against different forms of imperial labor exploitation in three separate areas: the Congo Free State, South Africa, and Portuguese West Africa. In doing so, Kevin Grant points out how this new type of humanitarianism influenced the transition from Empire to international government and the advent of universal human rights in subsequent decades.

Humanity and slavery in all their formsp. 11
Bodies and souls : evangelicalism and human rights in the Congo Reform Campaign, 1884-1913p. 39
"Chinese slavery" in South Africa and Great Britain, 1902-1910p. 79
Calculating virtue : Cadbury brothers and slavery in Portuguese West Africa, 1901-1913p. 109
British anti-slavery and the imperial origins of international government and labor law, 1914-1926p. 135
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ISBN: 9780415949019
ISBN-10: 0415949017
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 15th December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.72  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1