Amelioration and empire : progress and slavery in the plantation Americas

Dierksheide, Christa, 1980- author

Publication Details Click to collapse Cite/Export

  • Creator Christa Dierksheide
  • Format Books
  • Publication Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2014.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 279 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780813936215, 0813936217, 9780813936222
  • OCLC ocn880566272


  • "This book examines arguments made in the colonial Americas for the gradual mitigation of slavery rather than outright abolition"--Provided by publisher.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • 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
Checking the Web...