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Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past


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List of Figures and Tables; Maps and Images; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Scotland and Transatlantic Slavery, T. M. Devine; 1. Lost to History, T. M. Devine; 2. Yonder Awa: slavery and distancing strategies in Scottish literature, Michael Morris; 3. Early Scottish sugar planters in the Leeward Islands c.1660-1740, Stuart M. Nisbet; 4. The Scots penetration of the Jamaican plantation business, Eric J. Graham; 5. 'The habits of these creatures in clinging one to the other': Enslaved Africans, Scots and the plantations of Guyana, David Alston; 6. The great Glasgow West India house of John Campbell, Senior and Co., Stephen Mullen; 7. Scottish Surgeons in the Liverpool Slave Trade in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, Suzanne Schwarz; 8. Scotland and Colonial Slave-Ownership: the evidence of the Slave Compensation Records, Nicholas Draper; 9. 'The Upas Tree, beneath whose pestiferous shade all intellect languishes and all virtue dies': Scottish public perceptions of the Slave Trade and Slavery, 1756-1833, lain Whyte 10. 'The most unbending Conservative in Britain': Archibald Alison and Pro-slavery discourse, Catherine Hall; 11. Did Slavery make Scotia great? A question revisited, T. M. Devine; Conclusion: History, Scotland and Slavery, T. M. Devine; Index.

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The Editor: T. M. Devine is Sir William Fraser Professor Emeritus of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh.


"Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past is an illuminating marvel." -- Rosemary Goring, The Herald

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