Download PDF by Peter Grindal: Opposing the Slavers: The Royal Navy’s Campaign against the

By Peter Grindal

a lot is understood approximately Britain’s position within the Atlantic slave exchange in the course of the eighteenth century yet few are conscious of the sustained crusade opposed to slaving performed by way of the Royal military after the passing of the Slave alternate Abolition Act of 1807. Peter Grindal presents the definitive account of this little recognized but very important a part of the British, eu and American historical past. Drawing on unique assets to supply a accomplished and interesting narrative of the naval operations opposed to slavers of all countries - particularly Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands and Brazil, he describes how unlawful investors sought to sidestep treaty tasks, unearths the obduracy of america that lengthy the slave alternate, and exhibits how, regardless of insufficient assets, the Royal navy’s sixty-year crusade compelled slavers to dissipate ever larger sums best behavior their company and confront the losses inflicted through seize and condemnation. a piece that might remodel our realizing of the Royal Navy’s crusade opposed to the Atlantic slave trade.

'Comprehensively overhauls latest figuring out of the Royal Navy’s crusade opposed to the Atlantic slave exchange’ - Professor Andrew Lambert, King’s collage, London

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