The End of Slavery in the British Empire

The End of Slavery in the British Empire

Constant Wonder

Island on Fire

Episode: Island on Fire

  • Feb 18, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 29:16 mins

The Sam Sharpe rebellion began and ended in Jamaica, soon after Christmas Day in 1831. At the time, the results of the rebellion might have been a disappointment, but reports of the uprising impacted public sentiments toward slavery in Great Britain and eventually helped bring about the end of slavery in the British Empire. Guest: Tom Zoellner, Professor of English at Chapman University, former reporter for "The Salt Lake Tribune," and author of "Island on Fire: The Revolt that Ended Slavery in the British Empire"