© Matthew Crampton 2016
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BURY THE CHAINS
The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery
A stunningly researched and wonderfully written insight into the slave trade. Go on to read anything written by Hochshild -
A DANCE CALLED AMERICA
The Scottish Highlands, the United States and Canada
I’ve long been obsessed with the history of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, particularly the Western Isles. This 1994 book was a fresh take on the Highland Clearances, giving equal footing to destination and departure. It has haunted me for years and inspired several chapters in Human Cargo.
The Life and Extraordinary Times of Peter Williamson
A fine guide to one of the more interesting lives ever lived -
The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America
Don Jordan & Michael Walsh
Not a revisionist take on African slavery, but an eye-
THE HIGHLAND CLEARANCES
If Scotland interests you, then get some Prebble in your life. This 1960s book blew open the conspiracy of silence on the Highland Clearances, and remains utterly readable. Check out his Culloden too.