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The Moment Is Now: Carl Bernhard Wadstrm's Revolutionary Voice on Human Trafficking and the Abolition of the African Slave Traderepresents 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 Wadstrm (1746-99) started in London in the 1780s and '90s. Particularly focusing on Wadstrm'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 Nowincludes the proceedings of The International Carl Bernhard Wadstrm 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 Wadstrm'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 significantmomentin history but also serves as a call to action and a primer to be used in the here andnow-a guide from which we can learn how to deal with those horrific forms of human oppression that Wadstrm and others like him sought to bring to an end.

The Moment Is Nowis the twenty-second installment in the Swedenborg Studies scholarly series.

The moment is now - Anders Hallengren

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Title
The moment is now - Carl Bernhard Wadstrm's revolutionary voice on human trafficking and the abolition of the African slave trade
Author
Anders Hallengren
format
Hardback
Publisher
Swedenborg Foundation
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20190815

The Moment Is Now: Carl Bernhard Wadstrm's Revolutionary Voice on Human Trafficking and the Abolition of the African Slave Traderepresents 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 Wadstrm (1746-99) started in London in the 1780s and '90s. Particularly focusing on Wadstrm'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 Nowincludes the proceedings of The International Carl Bernhard Wadstrm 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 Wadstrm'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 significantmomentin history but also serves as a call to action and a primer to be used in the here andnow-a guide from which we can learn how to deal with those horrific forms of human oppression that Wadstrm and others like him sought to bring to an end.

The Moment Is Nowis the twenty-second installment in the Swedenborg Studies scholarly series.

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Anders Hallengren (editor) is a former Harvard history fellow, a research affiliate of Stockholm University in the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, and a fellow of the Linnean Society of London. He served as president of the Swedenborg Society of London from 2011 to 2013, and he was vice president from 2013 to 2015. Anders has published books on Swedenborgian thought (Gallery of Mirrors,1998;The Grand Theme,2013), ethics and natural law (The Code of Concord,1994, doctoral dissertation), international law and African affairs (Kuba i Afrika,1984), and integration in a multicultural world of change (Nobel Laureates in Search of Identity and Integrity,2004); and he is internationally renowned for his Nobel essay "Nelson Mandela and the Rainbow of Culture," first published on September 11, 2001, by Nobelprize.org.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Slave trade - Africa - History - 18th century - Congresses.|Africa - Colonization - Congresses.|Sweden - Colonies - Africa - Congresses.
Country of Publication
Pennsylvania
Number of Pages
xvii, 284

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