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Author Dierksheide, Christa, 1980-
Title Amelioration and empire : progress and slavery in the plantation Americas / Christa Dierksheide.
Imprint Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Author Dierksheide, Christa, 1980-
Series Jeffersonian America
Subject Antislavery movements -- Great Britain -- History.
Antislavery movements -- America -- History.
Progress -- Social aspects -- America -- History.
Plantation life -- America -- History.
Slaves -- America -- Social conditions.
Slave trade -- America -- History.
Slavery -- Political aspects -- America -- History.
Slavery -- America -- History.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- History.
America -- History -- To 1810.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Description 1 online resource (280 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- I. Virginia -- "The great improvement and civilization of that race" -- "The desideratum is to diminish the Blacks and increase the Whites" -- II. South Carolina -- "Rising gradations to unlimited freedom" -- "The enormous evil that has haunted the imaginations of men" -- III. The British West Indies -- "We may alleviate, though we cannot cure" -- "A matter of portentous magnitude, and still more portentous -- Difficulty" -- Conclusion: Amelioration and empire, ca. 1845.
Summary "This book examines arguments made in the colonial Americas for the gradual mitigation of slavery rather than outright abolition"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780813936222 (electronic bk.)
0813936225 (electronic bk.)
9780813936215 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 891351200
Additional Format Print version: Dierksheide, Christa, 1980- Amelioration and empire : progress and slavery in the plantation Americas. Charlottesville, Virginia : University of Virginia Press, ©2014 xi, 279 pages Jeffersonian America. 9780813936215