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Books on the fight against the slave trade

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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.
Issue 2043
Cover of Bury the Chains
Cover of Bury the Chains

  • 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.

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