Published to accompany the Equiano exhibition in the Gas Hall at BM&AG (29 September 2007- 13 January 2008), this book provides new insights into enslavement, abolition, and the black presence in Britain in the eighteenth century. Written by leading authorities in Britain and the US it investigates Equiano and his legacy, African British writers, the role of women activists in the abolition movement, and the connections between Birmingham , enslavement and abolition.
Edited by Arthur Torrington, Rita McLean, Victoria Osborne and Ian Grosvenor with a foreword by Lord Morris of Handsworth OJ
with essays by Hakim Adi, Bishop Joe Aldred, Joan Anim-Addo, Vincent Carretta, Andy Green, Angelina Osborne, Clare Parsons, Arthur Torrington, Robin Walker, James Walvin and Helena Woodard
Softback with flaps, 96pp, illustrated, full colour
Published by The Equiano Society and Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, September 2007