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Some Recent Important Books

Wise, Steven M. Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery. New York: Da Capo Press, 2004.

Hochschild, Adam. Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

Robinson, Marilynne. "'Though the Heavens May Fall' and 'Bury the Chains': Freed." New York Times online (9 January 2005).

Walvin, James. The Trader, the Owner, the Slave: Parallel Lives in the Age of Slavery. London: Cape, 2007.

Walvin describes the contrasting experinces of three individuals: John Newton (1725-1807), whose early years were spent as Guinea trader; Thomas Thistlewood (1721-80), a small planter in Western Jamaica, and Olouddah Equiano (1747-97), a literate slave who travelled widely throughout the Atlantic world. The result is a biographical survey that looks at slavery from three contrasting points of view. — "Gave him a moderate whipping," TLS (13 April 2007): 30.

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