University of Cambridge

Slavery & Abolition

As calls for women’s suffrage gained momentum following the American Civil War, an uncomfortable racial fault-line began to emerge within the movement, argues Jad Adams.

How did literacy encourage slave rebelliousness after the American War of Independence?

The extent to which Britons were involved in slave-ownership has been laid bare by a project based at University College London. Katie Donington shows how one family profited.

After years of service in the West Indies, writes Ian Bradley, Ramsay in England helped to inspire the crusade for Abolition.

Richard K. MacMaster examines the 'crack in the Liberty Bell'.

The ‘invisible empire’ of the Klan, writes Louis C. Kleber, was the answering organization in the Southern states to the Radical regimes imposed by the victorious North.

With the UK release of the film Twelve Years a Slave, the subject of Britain’s involvement in both slavery and abolition has once again...

During the aftermath of the French Revolution, writes C.E. Hamshere, a prosperous state arose in Haiti under the leadership of a powerful and gifted ruler.

Portugal's colonial empire was, at the C.R. Boxer wrote this article in 1956, the oldest in the world, with Mozambique as its most prosperous possession.

Jamaica, writes Morris Cargill, has been a British possession since the times of Cromwell.


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