Slaves and Highlanders by David Alston

The important new book by eminent author and historian David Alston called SlavesandHighlanders can now be purchased online from our shop here. .

Longlisted for the 2021 Highland Book Prize.

Explores the prominent role of Highland Scots in the slavery industry of the cotton, sugar and coffee plantations of the 18th and 19th centuriesScots were involved in every stage of the slave trade: from captaining slaving ships to auctioning captured Africans in the colonies and hunting down those who escaped from bondage. This book focuses on the Scottish Highlanders who engaged in or benefitted from these crimes against humanity in the Caribbean Islands and Guyana, some reluctantly but many with enthusiasm and without remorse. Their voices are clearly heard in the archives, while in the same sources their victims’ stories are silenced – reduced to numbers and listed as property.

Copies are in stock and are generally despatched within 24-48 hours of placing your order.