- Bury The Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery by Adam Hochschild (see Radicals and rebels behind the abolition of slavery).
- After Abolition: Britain and its slave trade since 1807 by Marika Sherwood (see British companies continued to profit).
- The Making of New World Slavery and The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery by Robin Blackburn are very good.
- The Black Jacobins by CLR James is the classic and thrilling work about the Haitian slave rebellion led by Toussaint L’Ouverture.
- Capitalism and Slavery by Eric Williams is a groundbreaking study of how slavery financed the British Industrial Revolution.
- Paul Foot’s 1991 talk on the Haitian revolution has been reissued on CD.
These books are available from Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop. Go to www.bookmarks.uk.com or phone 020 7637 1848.