Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism

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Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2006 - History - 480 pages
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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

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A really thought-provoking argument into the cause of British abolitionism. Perhaps it's not all about what's right and what's wrong but how to gain political power. This book is well-argued ... Read full review

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Christopher Leslie Brown is associate professor of history at Rutgers University and coeditor of Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age.

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