American and British Slave Trade Abolition in Perspective

Yale University
Published February 4, 2009

Dr. David Brion Davis discusses American and British Slave Trade Abolition as the keynote speaker at an Emory University conference, "Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database and the Bicentennial of the End of the Slave Trade, 1808-2008," on December 5, 2008. Davis presents political, ideological, religious, and economic factors that led to the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Visit the database at: Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.

American and British Slave Trade Abolition in Perspective

About David Brion Davis

Dr. David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus and founder and Director Emeritus of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. He is the author of The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, Slavery and Human Progress, Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World, and many other books. For his work, he has received the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, the American Historical Associations' Albert J. Beveridge Award, the National Book Award, and the 2004 Bruce Catton Prize of the Society of American Historians for lifetime achievement, among other awards and recognitions.


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