Bury the Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery

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Eighteenth-century Britain was the world's leading centre for the slave trade. Profits soared and fortunes were made, but in 1788 things began to change. Bury The Chains tells the remarkable story of the men who sought to end slavery and brought the issue to the heart of British political life. 'Hochschild's marvellous book is a timely reminder of what a small group of determined people, with right on their side, can achieve. Carefully researched and elegantly written, with a pacy narrative that ranges from the coffee ...

Bury the Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery 2006, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330485814

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