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Humanitarian Imperialism: The Politics of Anti-Slavery Activism, 1880-1940

Amalia Ribi Forclaz


Between the late 1880s and the onset of the Second World War, anti-slavery activism experienced a revival, with organizations in Britain, Italy, France, and Switzerland working together to fight the continued existence of slavery and slave-trading in Africa. The book focues on these anti-slavery groups in the interwar years, when slavery in Africa became a focal point of humanitarian and imperial interest, linking Catholic and Protestant philanthropists, missionaries of different faiths, colonial officials, diplomats, and political leaders in Africa and Europe. At the centre of the narrative i ... More

Keywords: slavery, abolition, anti-slavery activism, humanitarianism, imperialism, internationalism, fascism, League of Nations, Ethiopia, interwar period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198733034
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198733034.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amalia Ribi Forclaz, author
Ambizione Research Fellow and Guest Lecturer in International History, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva