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----------------- I don't know if my book would help: After Abolition (2007) begins the necessary scrutiny of the response in Britain to the Parliamentary Act of 1807 making it illegal for Britain to participate in the trade in enslaved Africans. What I found was that as for many years nothing was done to implement the Act, British participation continued. (And many forms of participation, such as insuring and funding the trade, or manufacturing goods used as payment for the enslaved, were never made illegal.) Slavery was abolished in a few colonies, not in the ever-growing British empire, by the Act of 1833. Cotton and other slave-grown products contributed hugely to Britain's wealth in the mid-19th century. Marika Sherwood