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Rethinking the fall of the Planter Class

Rethinking the fall of the Planter Class
Rethinking the fall of the Planter Class
From the late eighteenth century, the planter class of the British Caribbean were faced with challenges stemming from revolutions, war, the rise of abolitionism and social change. By the nineteenth century, this once powerful group within the British Empire found itself struggling to influence an increasingly hostile government in London. By 1807, parliament had voted to abolish the slave trade: an early episode in a wider drama of decline for New World plantation economies. This book brings together chapters by a group of leading scholars to rethink the question of the ‘fall of the planter class’, offering a variety of new approaches to the topic, encompassing economic, political, cultural, and social history and providing a significant new contribution to our rapidly evolving understanding of the end of slavery in the British Atlantic empire. This book was originally published as a special issue of Atlantic Studies.
slavery, abolition, planters, Caribbean, british history
Routledge
Petley, Christer
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Petley, Christer
8575b3f5-b694-44a2-a70e-aa715a74381a

Petley, Christer (ed.) (2017) Rethinking the fall of the Planter Class , Routledge, 128pp.

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From the late eighteenth century, the planter class of the British Caribbean were faced with challenges stemming from revolutions, war, the rise of abolitionism and social change. By the nineteenth century, this once powerful group within the British Empire found itself struggling to influence an increasingly hostile government in London. By 1807, parliament had voted to abolish the slave trade: an early episode in a wider drama of decline for New World plantation economies. This book brings together chapters by a group of leading scholars to rethink the question of the ‘fall of the planter class’, offering a variety of new approaches to the topic, encompassing economic, political, cultural, and social history and providing a significant new contribution to our rapidly evolving understanding of the end of slavery in the British Atlantic empire. This book was originally published as a special issue of Atlantic Studies.

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Published date: 2017
Keywords: slavery, abolition, planters, Caribbean, british history

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Local EPrints ID: 438379
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438379
PURE UUID: 1b3dbe24-1d22-4142-acfa-19b18d9e1e35
ORCID for Christer Petley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0616-1871

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Last modified: 08 Sep 2020 01:37

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