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Abolition of the slave trade

We have a range of information on the Abolition of the Slave Trade.

Anti-Slavery books

Children's fiction and non-fiction

  • Tonya Bolden - Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century American Girl
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald - Struggling for Civil Rights
  • Brindell Fradin - 5,000 Miles to Freedom
  • Christine Hatt - The African-American Slave Trade
  • Christine Hatt - Slavery from Africa to the Americas
  • Ann Kramer - Black Peoples of America
  • Julius Lester - To be a Slave
  • Mary Lyons - Letters from a Slave Girl
  • Fredrick McKissack - Days of Jubilee
  • Janet Riehecky - The Abolition of Slavery
  • Stewart Ross - Greed, Seeds and Slavery
  • Kaye Stearman - Slavery Today
  • Joyce Thomas - I Have Heard of a Land
  • Harriet Tubman - The Life of Harriet Tubman
  • Moses Weatherford - When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
  • Jacqueline Woodson - Show Way

Adult non-fiction

  • Adele Alexander - Homelands and Waterways
  • Gail Cameron - Liverpool - Capital of the Slave Trade
  • Basil Davidson - The Black Man's Burden
  • Basil Davidson - The African Slave Trade
  • Laurent Dubois - Slave Revolution in the Caribbean 1789-1804
  • Anne Farrow - Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged and Profited from Slavery
  • John Gilmore - Empires and Conquests
  • John Gilmore - Freedom and Change
  • Heuman and Walvin - The Slavery Reader
  • Joseph Inikori - Africans and Industrial Revolution in England
  • Paul Lovejoy - Identity in the Shadow of Slavery
  • Edmund Morgan - American Slavery, American Freedom
  • Richard Newman - Pamphlets of Protest
  • Eric Sundquist - Empire and Slavery in American Literature 1820-1865
  • Hugh Thomas - The Slave Trade 1440-1870
  • Anthony Tibbles - Transatlantic Slavery
  • Gomer Williams - History of the Liverpool Privateers and letters of Marque

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