Books on slavery

Our published books

A selection of books written or co-written by Wilberforce Institute colleagues past and present.

Writing the History of Global Slavery

Professor Trevor Burnard

Cambridge University Press

Writing the History of Global Slavery

From Conflict to Modern Slavery: The Drivers and Deterrents

Dr Alicia Heys

Oxford: Oxford University Press

From Conflict to Modern Slavery

Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Living in the British Empire in Jamaica in 1756

Sheryllynne Haggerty

Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2023

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Writing Early America: From Empire to Revolution

Trevor Burnard

University of Virginia Press, 2023

Writing Early American History Book jacket

Jamaica in the Age of Revolution

Trevor Burnard

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020

Book cover - Jamaica in the Age of Revolution

The Atlantic in World History, 1492-1830

Trevor Burnard

Bloomsbury: London, 2020

Book cover - The Atlantic in World History

The Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

David Eltis and David Richardson

Yale University Press, 2015

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Ties that Bind: Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Reform, c. 1820-1865

John Oldfield

Liverpool University Press, September 2020

Book cover The Ties that Bind

Death in the Diaspora - British and Irish Gravestones

Edited by Nicholas J. Evans and Angela McCarthy

Studies in British and Irish Migration

Book cover - Death in the Diaspora

Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Trevor Burnard

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015

Planters, Merchants and Slaves

The Routledge History of Slavery

Edited by Trevor Burnard, Gad Heuman

Routledge: London and New York, 2011

The routledge history of slavery

Mastery, Tyranny and Desire

Trevor Burnard

University of North Carolina Press & Press University of the West Indies

Mastery, Tyranny & Desire

Creole Gentlemen: The Maryland Elite

Trevor Burnard

Routledge: New York, 2002

Creole gentlemen

Britain in the Wider World, 1603-1815

Trevor Burnard

Routledge: London, 2019

Britain in the wider world

The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint- Domingue and British Jamaica

John D. Garrigus and Trevor Burnard

University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 2016

The plantation machine

Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery: The Mobilisation of Public Opinion against the Slave Trade, 1787-1807

John Oldfield

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995

Popular Politics and British Anti-Slavery

'Chords of Freedom': Commemoration, Ritual and British Transatlantic Slavery

John Oldfield

Manchester: Manchester University press, 2010

Chords of freedom

Imagining Transatlantic Slavery

John Oldfield & Cora Kaplan, eds

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Imagining Transaltantic Slavery

Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Revolution: An International History of Anti-Slavery, c. 1787-1820

John Oldfield

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013

Translatantic abolitionism in the age of revolution

Decolonizing Colonial Heritage

Britta Timm Knudsen, John Oldfield, Elizabeth Beuttner and Elvan Zabunyan, eds.

Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2022

Decolonizing colonial hertiage