Series Information: SLAVE TRADE

Manx Slave Traders (1999) was the first book in this series. Christopher Hasell's slave trading activities in Liverpool are described in The Hasells of Dalemain: A Cumberland Family 1736 to 1794. A book and a booklet are described here.

Dumfries & Galloway and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Such is supposed to be the beginning of the Town of Dumfries, named after its namesake on the Clyde, not far from Glasgow. Glasgow was, probably, more closely interested in the venture than the smaller place.

The comment that Dumfries in Virginia was essentially settled by people from Glasgow suggested an urgent need for a book to correct any misunderstandings about the true role of people from Dumfries & Galloway in the transatlantic slave trade of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. As a result, this book sets out to prove that the area had an independent history in terms of the slave trade and was not overshadowed by Glasgow, or anywhere else.


ISBN 978 1 897725 09 2
A5 144pp paperback


Bittersweet: A Story of Four Jamaican Plantations

This booklet was written to supplement the Bittersweet exhibition held at Tissington Hall, Derbyshire during the summer of 2007, which year marked the 200th anniversary of the law abolishing the transatlantic slave trade from Britain. It describes the life and work on four Jamaican sugar plantations inherited by the FitzHerbert family in the eighteenth century and subsequently managed from Tissington Hall.


ISBN 978 1 897725 08 5
A5 32pp paperback


See also the Manx Series and the Cumbrian Series and Exhibitions 2007 and 2008.