Ireland, Slavery and Anti-Slavery: 1612-1865

Author(s): 
Rodgers, Nini
ISBN: 
0333770994
Date published: 
January 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00
Pages: 
416

This book tackles a hitherto neglected topic by presenting Ireland as very much a part of the Black Atlantic world. It shows how slaves and sugar produced economic and political change in Eighteenth-century Ireland and discusses the role of Irish emigrants in slave societies in the Caribbean and North America. It traces the development of the Irish anti-slavery movement explaining why it appealed to such prominent figures as Olaudah Equiano, Fredrick Douglass and Daniel O'Connell.