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  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Volume 19
  • 2009, pp. 181-203


  • Margot Finn (a1)
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  • Published online: 12 November 2009

This paper explores the place of domestic slaves in British families resident in India, c. 1780–1830, and the ways in which the presence of slaves within these Anglo-Indian households challenged British understandings of slavery as a practice. Drawing upon probate data, private correspondence and the Parliamentary Papers, it suggests that the history of slavery in the British empire must be situated within wider histories of family, household and kin. Located within the family and often conflated with servants, domestic slaves in Anglo-India came to be seen as dependent female subordinates whose gender and status placed them outside the emerging politics of emancipation.

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Matthew Mason , ‘The Battle of the Slaveholding Liberators: Great Britain, the United States, and Slavery in the Early Nineteenth Century’, William and Mary Quarterly, 59 (2002), 665–96

Ravi Ahuja , ‘The Origins of Colonial Labour Policy in Late Eighteenth-Century Madras’, International Review of Social History, 44 (1999), 186–7

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