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Title: Slavery in Yorkshire
Sub-title: Richard Oastler and the campaign against child labour in the Industrial revolution
By (author): Dr. John Hargreaves, Hilary Haigh
ISBN10-13: 1862181071 : 9781862181076
Illustrations: 57 colour & 37 b/w illus
Format: Paperback
Size: 240x170mm
Pages: 238
Weight: .700 Kg.
Published: University of Huddersfield Press - December   2012
List Price: 20.00 Pounds Sterling
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Subjects: British & Irish history : Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900 : Slavery & abolition of slavery
This new collection of essays based upon a conference at the University of Huddersfield, generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, explores the links between Richard Oastler’s extraordinarily influential campaign against child labour in Yorkshire after 1830 and the remarkably successful campaign to abolish the transatlantic slave trade led by Yorkshire MP William Wilberforce before 1807. With contributions from D. Colin Dews, Dr John Halstead, Dr John A. Hargreaves, Dr Janette Martin, Professor Edward Royle and Professor James Walvin, it evaluates the distinctively Yorkshire context of both movements and offers a re-assessment of Oastler’s contribution to their success. It reveals how Oastler’s associations with both evangelical Anglicanism and Nonconformity, especially Methodism, stimulated and sustained his involvement in the ten-hour factory movement and examines the role of the regional press, local grass-roots organisation and Oastler’s powerful oratory in helping to secure a successful outcome to the campaign. In a foreword, the Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal, a leading figure in both the regional and national commemoration of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in 2007, commends this wide-ranging historical study ‘with its broad perspective as an important contribution to making us all more informed on the whole theme of slavery today’.
Table of Contents:
Foreword Inderjit Bhogal vii, Preface Timothy J. Thornton xi, Acknowledgements xiii, List of illustrations xv, Chapter l John A. Hargreaves, Introduction: 'Victims of slavery even on the threshold of our homes': Richard Oastler and Yorkshire Slavery 1. Chapter 2 James Walvin, William Wilberforce, Yorkshire and the campaign to end transatlantic slavery 1787-1838 41. Chapter 3 D. Colin Dews, Richard Oastler: the Methodist background, 1789-1838 79. Chapter 4 John Halstead, The Huddersfield Short Time Committee and its radical associations, c.1820-1876 91.Chapter 5 Edward Boyle, Press and People: Oastler's Yorkshire Slavery campaign in 1830-32 145. Chapter 6 Janette Martin, 'Oastler is welcome': Richard Oastler's triumphant return to Huddersfield, 1844 201. Chapter 7 John A. Hargreaves, Treading on the edge of revolution?' Richard Oastler (1789-1861) a reassesment 201. Notes on contributors 229. Index 233.
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