Doctoral Thesis, Department of History, The University of Hull, September (2002)
The title of this thesis is “Slave Rebellions in The Discourse of British Anti-Slavery”. The study is located within the broad history of British West Indian slavery and its two central themes are the British anti-slavery movement and the major nineteenth century slave revolts in the English colonies. Immediately, a study of this nature bears on the long-standing historical debate concerning the primacy of various agencies in achieving slave emancipation. This thesis, however, while it focuses on British on abolitionists and West Indian slave rebels, does not setup rival camps between Anglo-centrism and Afro-centrism in its investigation of abolitionism in Britain. Its primary focus is neither on the dynamics of slave rebellions nor on the quintessential ideologies of British abolitionism. Essentially, it is not an exploration of the factor or responsible for the emancipation of British West Indian slaves.