UWI BOOKSHOP » Faculty of Humanities and Education » History » HS0260 » SAVING SOULS: THE STRUGGLE TO END THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE
Model: HS0260
ISBN: 9789766373078
Authors: BECKLES & SHEPHERD
Publishers: IAN RANDLE PUBLISHERS LTD.
Price: $1,750.00JMD
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 September, 2011.
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The process of terminating the European Transatlantic Trade in Africans (TTA) was long and drawn-out. Although Africans, including the enslaved had long resisted its operation, abolition has traditionally been presented as a benevolent act by the British state acting under pressure from the intellectual classes and humanitarian activists. But the campaign to end the TTA cannot be separated from the resistance struggle of the Africans themselves.In Saving Souls: The Struggle to end the Transatlantic Trade in Africans, the companion volume to Trading Souls, noted Caribbean historians Hilary Beckles and Verene Shepherd trace the African experience from capture, the horrors of the Middle Passage to liberation. Their story emphasises the contributions of the victims of the enslaved even while acknowledging the critical role of the British abolitionists.