Devon and the Slave Trade
(Todd Gray) £14.99
(Paperback. Size 178mm X 250mm, 256 pages including 37 black and white illustrations - engravings and documents. ISBN 9781903356524)
Using a collection of documents Todd Gray introduces and examines the topic of Devon's role in African Slavery. Local and national archives have been searched to provide examples of the ways African slavery was part of Devon's history.
The main themes are slavery voyages (Hawkins), plantation accounts and the efforts made to bring about abolition and emancipation as well as a number of others which are unexpected and surprising.