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The Ties that Bind – Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Reform, c. 1820-1866 - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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The Ties that Bind: Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Reform, c. 1820-1866

J. R. Oldfield


This book explores the close affinities that bound together anti-slavery activists in Britain and the USA during the mid-nineteenth century, years that witnessed the overthrow of slavery in both the British Caribbean and the American South. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, the book sheds important new light on the dynamics of abolitionist opinion building during the Age of Reform, from books and artefacts to anti-slavery songs, lectures and placards. Building an anti-slavery public required patience and perseverance. It also involved an engagement with politics, even if anti-slavery activ ... More

Keywords: Slavery, Abolition, Transatlanticism, Opinion building, Anti-slavery politics, George Thompson, William Lloyd Garrison

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622003
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622003.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. R. Oldfield, author
University of Hull