Brown, Christopher Leslie. Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism. U of North Caroline Press, 2007.

Davis, David Brion. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and fall of slavery in the New World. Oxford: OUP, 2006.

a masterly overview of what scholars in the field have achieved in the past fifty years. — Howard Temperley, “Not so very free” TLS (23 June 2006): 25

Drescher, Sidney. Enocide: British Slavery in the era of Abolition. 1977.

Hague, William. William Wilberforce: The Life of the great anti-slave trade campaigner. New York: HarperCollins, 2007.

“As this is a biography of Wilberforce and not a history of the anti-slavery movement, Hague very properly concentrates on the struggles within Parliament.” — Howard Temperley, “March of the Saints,” TLS (17 August 2007): 8.

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).

Tompkins, Stephen. William Wilberforce: A Biography. Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2007 [also published in US by Eerdmans]

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

Walvin describes the contrasting experiences 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.

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.

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