Britain’s War Against The Slave Trade

Britain’s War Against the Slave Trade written by Anthony Sullivan and published by Frontline Books. Hardback – £25.00 – Pages 350.

The topic of this book is very much in the news at the moment with there being a lot of upheaval for some about the treatment of black people. This book looks at the way the Royal Navy has fought against slavery since 1807, when it was decided by MP’s, politicians and parliament to outlaw slavery. The West African Squadron which was set up by the Royal Navy was able over time to capture over 1600 ships and free over 150.000 people who had been ‘bought’ for slavery. As you read through the book there are some very dark and sad times, with a lot of danger and harsh conditions people were forced to deal with.

This is nice chunky book to read and you’ll certainly get deep into the subject matter, the author Anthony Sullivan has written a very deep and comprehensive book which doesn’t shirk from the subject. I would say that I have enjoyed reading this book very much on a subject I knew little about. But I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, I would say that it’s not a light read and if you weren’t into the subject it might be a hard read. Although I would say I really did enjoy the book and it’s well worth pushing on through. I would say that this book brings a slightly different view to the issues involved in the book. But I would highly recommend this book, because the subject matter is important and important for us all to become more educated about certain subjects.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

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