Empire in Victorian Britain. Retrieved British Parliamentary Papers, session 183738 (215 vol. "Ending the Slave Trade and Slavery in the British Empire: An Explanatory Case Study Utilizing Qualitative Methodology and Stratification and Class Theories." (2012 ncur) (2013). During the Christmas holiday of 1831, a large-scale slave revolt in Jamaica, known as the Baptist War, broke out. 2 3, in 1785, English poet, william Cowper wrote: We have no slaves at home Then why abroad?