Transforming capital: slavery, family and the making of the Hibbert family

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Donington, K, Hall, C, Draper, N, McClelland, K, Donington, K and Lang, R (2016). Transforming capital: slavery, family and the making of the Hibbert family. in: Legacies of British Slave-Ownership: Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 203-249
AuthorsDonington, K, Hall, C, Draper, N, McClelland, K, Donington, K and Lang, R
Abstract

This book re-examines the relationship between Britain and colonial slavery in a crucial period in the birth of modern Britain. Drawing on a comprehensive analysis of British slave-owners and mortgagees who received compensation from the state for the end of slavery, and tracing their trajectories in British life, the volume explores the commercial, political, cultural, social, intellectual, physical and imperial legacies of slave-ownership. It transcends conventional divisions in history-writing to provide an integrated account of one powerful way in which Empire came home to Victorian Britain, and to reassess narratives of West Indian 'decline'. It will be of value to scholars not only of British economic and social history, but also of the histories of the Atlantic world, of the Caribbean and of slavery, as well as to those concerned with the evolution of ideas of race and difference and with the relationship between past and present.

Page range203-249
Year2016
Book titleLegacies of British Slave-Ownership: Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place of publicationCambridge
Edition1
ISBN978-1316635261
Publication dates
Print26 Sep 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited26 Oct 2018
Web address (URL)https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/history/british-history-after-1450/legacies-british-slave-ownership-colonial-slavery-and-formation-victorian-britain?format=PB
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CC BY 4.0
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