Book Review: Cambridge by Caryl Phillips

This dual narrative set in a 19th-century Caribbean island is an interesting exploration of a critical period, but the narratives feel unbalanced: we spend a lot of time immersed in the prejudices of the plantation owner's daughter, while the account…

Capitalism & Slavery

This book does an excellent job of showing exactly how the development of British capitalism was dependent on slavery.┬áThe author is Eric Williams, an obscure PhD student at the time of writing, but later in life to become Prime Minister…