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The Moment Is Now: Carl Bernhard Wadström’s Revolutionary Voice on Human Trafficking and the Abolition of the African Slave Trade
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Culture and Aesthetics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4329-4534
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Moment Is Now: Carl Bernhard Wadström’s Revolutionary Voice on Human Trafficking and the Abolition of the African Slave Trade represents the efforts made by a wide variety of international scholars to give voice to the spirit of Swedish–British humanitarian cooperation that abolitionist and author Carl Bernhard Wadström (1746–99) started in London in the 1780s and ’90s. Particularly focusing on Wadström’s often-overlooked life, work, and impact, this book demonstrates how the historical accounts and arguments related to the slavery issue can inform our modern understanding of human trafficking, racism, and systemic violence.

The Moment Is Now includes the proceedings of The International Carl Bernhard Wadström Conference on Human Rights and the Abolition of Slavery, which was held in London on June 2–4, 2015. Accessing source materials in different languages that were previously scattered throughout English, French, and Swedish archives, the scholars involved have been able to successfully investigate Wadström’s work and influence in such diverse areas as economics, science, abolitionism, travel writing, African colonial history, Swedenborgianism, philanthropy, utopianism, and human rights.

As its title makes clear, this book not only offers a glimpse into a significant moment in history but also serves as a call to action and a primer to be used in the here and now—a guide from which we can learn how to deal with those horrific forms of human oppression that Wadström and others like him sought to bring to an end.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
West Chester, Pennsylvania: Swedenborg Foundation , 2019. , p. 320
Series
Swedenborg Studies ; 22
Keywords [en]
Wadström, Carl Bernhard (1746-1799), slavery, slave trade, human trafficking, modern slavery, Africa, history, 18th century, 21st century, congresses, abolitionists, Great Britain, Senegal, Sierra Leone
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Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
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History of Ideas
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-162660ISBN: 978-0-87785-317-6 (print)ISBN: 978-0-87785-704-4 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-162660DiVA, id: diva2:1268427
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Includes the proceedings of The International Carl Bernhard Wadström Conference on Human Rights and the Abolition of Slavery, London, UK, June 2-4, 2015.

Available from: 2018-12-05 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2022-02-26Bibliographically approved

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