Imperial careering and enslavement in the long eighteenth-century: the Bentinck family, 1710-1830s

Haggerty, Sheryllynne and Seymour, Susanne (2018) Imperial careering and enslavement in the long eighteenth-century: the Bentinck family, 1710-1830s. Slavery and Abolition . ISSN 1743-9523

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Abstract

This paper examines the claims of Eric Williams and the more recent Legacies of British Slave-Ownership projects regarding the influence of enslavement in the building of Britain and its empire through a multi-generational study of a leading British elite family, the Bentincks. Using the concept of imperial careering, it charts how four men from this family not typically identified as enslavers or abolitionists were entangled with enslavement in Britain’s Western and Eastern empires. It concludes that the influence of enslavement was extensive and mainly exploitative, but involved losses as well as gains for these elite protagonists.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Slavery and Abolition on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0144039X.2018.1429190.
Keywords: Imperial Careering, Slavery, Family, Eighteenth Century, Empire
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of History
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Geography
Identification Number: 10.1080/0144039X.2018.1429190
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 13:30
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 09:37
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49197

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