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'A species of slavery': Richard Price's rational dissent and antislavery


Page, AR, 'A species of slavery': Richard Price's rational dissent and antislavery, Slavery and Abolition: A Journal of Slave and Post-Slave Studies, 32, (1) pp. 53-73. ISSN 0144-039X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/0144039X.2011.538198


Revd Richard Price was one of the leading intellectual lights of Rational Dissent in late eighteenth-century Britain and was prominent in campaigns for religious and parliamentary reform. Hailed as an 'Apostle of Liberty' by the American and French Revolutionaries, Price was also an early subscriber to the Abolition Society in London. While prominent among British Enlightenment figures he had, however, a low profile as an abolitionist and is seldom mentioned in scholarship on abolition. This study discusses the nature of Price's antislavery and his relationship with Americans such as Thomas Jefferson. It sheds more light on the degree to which the emergence of abolitionism depended upon circumstances and how well it combined with other aims and priorities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:British history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Page, AR (Dr Anthony Page)
ID Code:64168
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2010-07-01
Last Modified:2017-10-24
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