Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Roy N. Robbins


The African slave trade to the United States lasted for over two hundred and forty years, but it was in the course of the last twenty years from 1842-62 that the United States and Great Britain became mutally involved in its suppression. During this period, the United States and Great Britain emerged as the prime movers in the suppression of the slave trade. In the years just prior to and during the Civil War the two nations moved from an attitude of discord to one of cooperation. It is therefore the purpose of this thesis to present a drama of conflicting and confusing policies of the two nations, in their attempt to suppress the African Slave Trade.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1968, Richard J. Bilger

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