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Book Club with Professor John Oldfield

6:00pm - 7:00pm / Wednesday 17th November 2021
Type: Other / Category: Research / Series: Centre for the Study of International Slavery
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The Centre for the Study of International Slavery and Liverpool University Press are proud to co-host Professor John Oldfield who will be speaking about his book The Ties That Bind: Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Reform, c,1820-1865.

The Ties that Bind is an innovative study that explores the close affinities that bound together anti-slavery activists in Britain and the USA during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, shedding important new light on the emergence of a vibrant and broad-based political culture that forced abolition to the centre of public debate.

About the author
John Oldfield is Professor of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull. His books include Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery: The Mobilisation of Public Opinion against the Slave Trade, 1787-1807 (Manchester University Press, 1995), ‘Chords of Freedom’: Commemoration, Ritual and British Transatlantic Slavery (Manchester University Press, 2007) and Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Revolution; an International History of Antislavery, c. 1787-1820 (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He specialises in the history of slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world (1750–1850). Between 2013 and 2020, he was Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull.