London, Metropolis of the Slave Trade


Rawley draws on material from the year 1700 to the American Civil War as he explores the role of London in the trade. He covers its activity as a port of departure for ships bound for Africa; its continuing large volume after the trade extended to Bristol and Liverpool; and the controversy between London's parliamentary representatives, who defended the trade, and the abolitionist movement that was quartered there. Sweeping in scope and thorough in its analysis, this collection of essays from a seasoned scholar will be welcomed by historians concerned with slavery and the slave trade, as well as by students just beginning their exploration of this subject.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Also By James A. Rawley
  • David Eltis
  • Amazing Grace
  • Herman Hattaway
  • Jon L. Wakelyn
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Columbia, MO
Publication year:
  • 2003


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