BURY THE CHAINS, the British struggle to abolish slavery

: Hochschild (A.)

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467pp., illus., hardback, d.w, London, 2005 

"In this monumental new book, Adam Hochschild vividly recreates those turbulent times, brilliantly bringing to life a host of determined, colourful and eccentric characters. They range from an outspoken ex-slave living in London and a Scottish judge with an inordinate fondess for pigs, to an abolitionist who crossed the Atlantic slave ship, taking notes in Greek to be safe from the eyes of praying crewmen . Compelling, disturbing, and brilliantly written, this is the definitive account of one of the first great civil rights movements in Britain's history." Taken from the book.