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Captivated by Africa's Geography: James McQueen, Thomas Fowell Buxton and the Abolition of Slavery

Dr David Lambert, Reader in Historical Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, tells the story of an unlikely alliance in British efforts to stem the sources of the slave trade in Africa, and describes how geographical knowledge – derived from displaced slaves themselves – contributed to abolitionist endeavours.

• David Lambert

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 10, 2007.