Category Archives: Slavery and Abolition
A notable bicentenary in 2013 is that of the birth of David Livingstone. I wrote about Livingstone almost exactly two years ago (without noticing at the time that his birthday was on 16 March). Since then, we have published more … Continue reading
. . . is a phrase many people have heard of, or quote, while knowing little about the Victorian missionary and explorer behind the expression. Yet Dr David Livingstone (1813-73) and Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) were extremely famous figures in … Continue reading
Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781–1826) was a remarkable example of how a career in the East India Company could lead to wealth and status for the able, regardless of birth and lack of connections. Beginning as a clerk, aged 14, he … Continue reading
Our series on ‘Slavery and Abolition’ has tended to focus on publications both against and (a surprisingly large number) for slavery as a concept or an institution, with rather fewer books on the experience of being a slave.
We have just published the Centenary Edition of the complete works of Thomas Carlyle. Will anyone want to read him?