This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book examines how discursive relations between Britain, Africa, and the Americas from 1780 to 1890 are encoded in the discourses of discovery, conquest, enslavement, and liberation. These discourses foreground British engagement with the South Atlantic regions of America and Africa, and they map cultural, material, and geopolitical relations across a vertical dimensionality that the term pan-Atlantic denotes. The book discusses the Pan-Atlantic Exports and Imports: Translation, Freedom, and the Circulation of Cultural Capital, that examines the relations between liberationist discourse and cultural capital in the translations of José Blanco White and Robert Madden, who promoted British intervention in Latin America and Cuba. Pan-Atlantic Migrations: Capital, Culture, Revolution, focuses on the paradoxical relationship between this narrative of liberation, the free market, and the representations of the failure of British capital in Latin America and Jamaica given Britain's ongoing trade with slave-holding states.