A comparison of the impacts of the U.S. and British decisions to abolish the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the debates over what to do with the "contraband" of enslaved Africans intercepted in the newly illegal trade.
"American and British Slave Trade Abolition in Perspective," a presentation by David Brion Davis
Published on February 4, 2009
Dr. David Brion Davis discusses American and British Slave Trade Abolition as the keynote speaker at an Emory University conference, "Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database and the Bicentennial of the End of the Slave Trade, 1808-2008," on December 5, 2008. Davis presents political, ideological, religious, and economic factors that led to the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Visit the database at: Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.