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Abolition of slavery, history book sought

20 Jun 2019
I am interested in finding a modern, authoritative history book about the UK's pioneering naval warfare upon the transatlantic slave trade in the early part of the 19th century.
By an unprecedented, ethically motivated campaign, the first such targeted endeavour in the history of humanity, we devoted enormous military and financial resources to stop slavery, at least that which we could influence in the Atlantic.
It's something which our nation can be proud of, but seems to be an unfashionable topic., although I would be delighted to be proved wrong!


21 Feb 2009
Bath, Somerset mainly
Try The Slave Trade 1440 to 1870 by Hugh Thomas for the most authoritative history and for a caribbean view of the major slave revolt in Haiti (very different from a European or American view) read The Black Jacobins: Toussaint Louverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C L R James