Contesting Empires

Opposition, Promotion and Slavery
Author(s): 
Hart, Jonathan
ISBN: 
140396453X
Date published: 
April 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£40.00
Pages: 
288

Based on extensive archival research, this book looks at the earlier contest of empires in the New World, especially among Spain, France and England, and then examines the opposition to empire, the promotion of empire and the question of slavery. Hart's discussion on slavery has even larger scope ranging from early Arab, African and Portuguese practices in Africa and beyond to the legal abolition of slavery in the British empire, the United States and elsewhere in the Nineteenth-century.