Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
by Adam Hochschild, a review from TLS by Anthony Pagden.
"Hochschild has created a rapid and compelling piece of history. Bury the Chains provides engaging character sketches of all the major characters in the drama.... It also offers a brisk, thoughtful and well-informed narrative of the major political events ? the attempts to create a colony of free Africans in Sierra Leone, the Napoleonic Wars, the Haitian Revolution, the uprisings in Jamaica in 1832-3, the Reform Act of 1832 ? which inevitably determined the course of the abolitionists' efforts." Read the entire TLS review.