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By Kevin Grant

In the 2 many years prior to international warfare One, nice Britain witnessed the most important revival of anti-slavery protest because the mythical age of emancipation within the mid-nineteenth century. instead of campaigning opposed to the trans-Atlantic slave alternate, those latter-day abolitionists concerned with the so-called 'new slaveries' of eu imperialism in Africa, condemning coercive structures of work taxation and indentured servitude, in addition to facts of atrocities.


A Civilized Savagery illuminates the multifaceted nature of British humanitarianism via juxtaposing campaigns opposed to varied sorts of imperial hard work exploitation in 3 separate parts: the Congo unfastened nation, South Africa, and Portuguese West Africa. In doing so, Kevin provide issues out how this new form of humanitarianism inspired the transition from Empire to overseas govt and the arrival of common human rights in next decades.

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