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"To Soften the Extreme Rigor of Their Bondage": James Stephen's Attempt to Reform the Criminal Slave Laws of the West Indies, 1813-1833

Date

2005

Authors

Russell Smandych

Abstract

From 1813 - 1833 Stephen, Jr. spent as much time as he could endure working for the protection of slaves in British colonial law and, ultimately, for the abolition of slavery throughout the British Empire. This article shows the way in which he tried to get better legal protection for the slaves in the West Indies.

Journal title

Law and History Review

Volume

23

Issue

3

Page numbers

537-588

Publisher

American Society for Legal History, Inc.

Place published

Cambridge University Press

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Economic sectors

General relevance - all sectors

Content types

Past policies

Target groups

Researchers

Geographical focuses

United States, Other Caribbean States, and Regional relevance

Spheres of activity

History

Languages

English