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

Haggerty, Sheryllynne; Seymour, Susanne

Authors

Sheryllynne Haggerty



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.

Citation

Haggerty, S., & Seymour, S. (2018). Imperial careering and enslavement in the long eighteenth-century: the Bentinck family, 1710-1830s. Slavery and Abolition, 39(4), 642-662. doi:10.1080/0144039X.2018.1429190

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 12, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 2, 2018
Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date Jan 19, 2018
Publicly Available Date Aug 3, 2019
Journal Slavery and Abolition
Print ISSN 0144-039X
Electronic ISSN 1743-9523
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 4
Pages 642-662
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/0144039X.2018.1429190
Keywords Imperial Careering, Slavery, Family, Eighteenth Century, Empire
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49197
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/AmFUIhKetXeKk9sSVwtz/full
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Slavery and Abolition on 2 Feb 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0144039X.2018.1429190.

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