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The Last Slave Market By Alastair Hazell

The Last Slave Market By Alastair Hazell

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A Story of Triumph and Heroism

Get ready to be inspired and moved by the story of Dr John Kirk and his tireless effort to put an end to the East African slave trade. This book offers a unique perspective on a critical moment in history, through the eyes of a Scottish botanist who made a difference.

Follow the journey of John Kirk as he returns to Africa, three years after the disastrous and tragic expedition up the Zambezi river with explorer David Livingstone. Despite the challenges and obstacles he faced, Kirk was determined to make a difference and bring an end to the slave trade on the island of Zanzibar.

Half a century after the abolition of slavery in Britain, the slave trade persisted on Africa's east coast, with the apparent connivance of parts of the British Empire in the Indian Ocean. The Last Slave Market provides a detailed account of the horrors of the overland passage from the interior and the Zanzibar slave market itself, as well as Kirk's final conflict with Livingstone.

Using private diaries and papers, this book brings to life the story of a long-forgotten Victorian hero and the extraordinary chapter in British history that he played a part in. Discover the man behind the mission and the impact he had on the world.

369 Pages
13 cm x 20 cm x 3 cm

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