Chapel Hill [North Carolina] : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, ]2006]
Book — 1 online resource (x, 480 pages) : illustrations
Values and practice in conflict. Antislavery without abolitionism
The conflict realized. The politics of slavery in the years of crisis. Granville Sharp and the obligations of empire
The search for solutions. British concepts of emancipation in the age of the American Revolution. Africa, Africans, and the idea of abolition
The conflict resolved. British evangelicals and Caribbean slavery after the American war. The society of friends and the antislavery identity.
"Revisiting the origins of the British antislavery movement of the late eighteenth century, Christopher Leslie Brown challenges prevailing scholarly arguments that locate the roots of abolitionism in economic determinism or bourgeois humanitarianism. Brown instead connects the shift from sentiment to action to changing views of empire and nation in Britain, particularly the anxieties and dislocations spurred by the American Revolution"--Page 4 of cover.