BRITISH ABOLITIONISM AND THE QUESTION OF MORAL PROGRESS IN HISTORY

Edited by DONALD A YERXA
320pp 2012 LIST PRICE: £27.95 HC58

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The idea of progress may well be one of the most important products of Western civilisation. Yet most historians avoid the subject, especially the notion that there has been significant moral progress over time, and favour contingency and human agency over purpose as the engines of contemporary historical inquiry. In this collection, prominent historians use the abolition of the British slave trade as a case study for exploring the larger interpretive question of moral progress in history.