The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery

Christopher L. Brown writes:

It has been convenient to cast the defenders of slavery as a powerful but narrowly constituted interest of absentee planters and their colonial allies. The new evidence about who actually owned slaves makes apparent what might have been obvious all along: investment in human property ranged widely across Britain and extended up and down the social ladder.

(LRB 15 Jul 2021)

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