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Abstract: This thesis provides a detailed analysis of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society's relationship with Cardinal Lavigerie, a French Catholic clergyman and prominent anti-slavery activist, and his transnational anti-slavery campaign between 1888 and 1890. Given the intensity of the imperial rivalry between Britain and France at this particular point in the nineteenth century, the ... read morefact that a British organization would openly and enthusiastically engage with Lavigerie seemed to be—and remains—something of a historical curiosity. While a number of historians have already discussed the overall significance of the relationship between the Anti-Slavery Society and the Cardinal's campaign in bringing about the "anti-slavery revival" of the late nineteenth century, this study focuses on particular moments or points of contact between the two in an attempt to provide a more nuanced and clarified view into the ways in which Lavigerie's campaign was presented, received, and adopted by the British.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2017.
Submitted to the Dept. of History.
Advisor: Elizabeth Foster.
Committee: Hugh Roberts, and Heather Curtis.
Keyword: History.read less