Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery

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Perhaps no trial changed the course of history as much as one that took place in London in 1772: the case of James Somerset, a black man rescued from a ship bound for the West Indies slave markets. Two encompassing worldviews clashed in an event of passionate drama and far-reaching significance. Now the legal historian Steven M. Wise recreates each exciting moment of the case that slave owners contended would do nothing less than bring the economy of the British Empire to a crashing halt. In the gripping story of Somerset's ...

Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery 2006, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780306814501

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Though The Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial that Led to the End of Human Slavery 2006, Pimlico, London

ISBN-13: 9781844134304

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Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery 2005, Merloyd Lawrence Books, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780738206950

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