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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781474427319
RRP: £14.99
PAGES: 400
PUBLICATION DATE: October 31, 2021

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Slaves and Highlanders: Silenced Histories of Scotland and the Caribbean

David Alston

Scots were involved in every stage of the slave trade: from captaining slaving ships to auctioning captured Africans in the colonies and hunting down those who escaped from bondage. This book focuses on the Scottish Highlanders who engaged in or benefitted from these crimes against humanity in the Caribbean Islands and Guyana, some reluctantly but many with enthusiasm and without remorse. Their voices are clearly heard in the archives, while in the same sources their victims’ stories are silenced – reduced to numbers and listed as property.

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