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The Correspondence of Stephen Fuller, 1788-1795: Jamaica, The West India Interest at Westminster and the Campaign to Preserve the Slave Trade

The Correspondence of Stephen Fuller, 1788-1795: Jamaica, The West India Interest at Westminster and the Campaign to Preserve the Slave Trade

Michael W. McCahill

ISBN: 978-1-118-93212-4

Oct 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

200 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$34.95

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The Correspondence of Stephen Fuller, 1788-1795, offers a much-needed accounting of how slavery supporters in Britain managed to preserve the slave trade in Jamaica during the last two decades of the 18th century.

  • Represents the best single source on the efforts in Britain to prevent the abolition of the slave trade in Jamaica in the late 18th century
  • Offers background context for Fuller’s letters and provides new information about the effectiveness of the West India interest in Britain’s houses of parliament
  • Provides the fullest accounting of the campaign orchestrated by Jamaica and other Caribbean islands to turn back the abolitionist attack on the slave trade and plantation regime
  • Features a wealth of information about the slave trade, the conditions in which Jamaican slaves lived and worked, the racial attitudes of planters and their overseas representatives
  • Reveals the efforts made by Fuller to appease the abolition movement through modest steps to deflect criticisms of the planter regime