History

Royal Navy sailors were appalled by conditions on slave ships, but those they ‘rescued’ rarely experienced true freedom

This piece was originally published on The Conversation.  Britain was once among the most enthusiastic of slave-trading nations. But just over 200 years ago, the country dramatically changed course and used its naval dominance against the transatlantic trade in enslaved African people, one of the worst historical crimes against humanity. After the Abolition Act of 1807 … Continue reading

Irish Studies

New and forthcoming in Irish Studies

We were really looking forward to the British Association for Irish Studies (BAIS) conference, so we’re delighted to see that the conference is still taking place online throughout the month of May. We thought this was a good opportunity to share our conference discount online and remind you about the 50% discount across all ebooks. … Continue reading

History

Women’s History Month 2020

To wrap up Women's History Month, we've pulled together some recently published and forthcoming titles written by and about inspiring women. Keep reading to find out more about these exciting works! In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan by Máire Fedelma Cross In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan is the first ever study devoted to Jules … Continue reading

History

Testimonies from the front line of nineteenth-century British abolitionism

Mary Wills is the author of the recent Liverpool Studies in International Slavery publication, Envoys of Abolition, a new study of nineteenth-century British naval officers’ experiences of suppressing the transatlantic slave trade. In this blog post, Mary Wills highlights the wide cast of characters in Britain’s anti-slavery story with testimonies from naval officers which reveal … Continue reading

History, Journals, Modern Languages

Black History Month 2019

To mark Black History Month this year, we’ve put together a list of recent and forthcoming books and journal articles providing new insights into the area. Find out more about these books and articles below! Britain's Black Past Edited by Gretchen H. Gerzina In recent years researchers, both affiliated and independent, have done exciting new … Continue reading