1833: The Year Britain Abolished Slavery (Part 1)
Africa, Slavery and Empire • 31m
Documentary series exploring the abolition of Slavery in the British Dominions in 1833.
In Episode 1 of this two-part documentary series, Luke Tomes explores the rebirth of an abolition movement in Britain with the formation of the Anti-Slavery Society in 1823, driven by the ambitious goal of ending the institution of slavery in British Dominions.
Also introduced is the fierce opposition facing the abolitionists, the West India Interest, a political lobby comprised of wealthy merchants, proprietors and influential Members of Parliament – all of whom held vested interests in opposing emancipation at all costs.
Presented by Luke Tomes. Featuring Dr Christer Petley.
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