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Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies: Wealth, Power, and Slavery
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P. J. Marshall
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Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies: Wealth, Power, and Slavery

P. J. Marshall


9780198841203

Oxford University Press


History;
British & Irish history;
History of the Americas;
Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900;
Colonialism & imperialism


Hardback

272 pages

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In the later eighteenth century, the West Indian sugar islands were a source of conspicuous wealth for some individuals and an important addition to the resources of Great Britain. Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies examines Burke's long and hitherto hardly-studied involvement with the West Indies, both at a personal level through his family and friends, and at the level of public policy. It includes a full treatment of his often conflicted attitudes to the enslavement of Africans.

By:   P. J. Marshall
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   568g
ISBN:   9780198841203
ISBN 10:   0198841205
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Introduction Part I: The Spoils of the Seven Years War 1: William Burke and Guadeloupe: the Lost Colony 2: Richard Burke and Grenada: the Revenues of the Crown 3: Richard Burke and St Vincent: Carib Land and Carib War Part II: Managing an Interest 4: The Making of the Free Ports Act 5: The West Indies and the American Crisis 6: The Working of the Slave Trade: Bristol and the Company of Merchants 7: The Negro Code 8: Abolition, Revolution, and Renewed War Conclusion

P. J. Marshall taught at King's College, London, from 1959 until his retirement in 1993 as Rhodes Professor of Imperial History. He is a past President of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the British Academy.

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