Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves.
Gripping history of the people who dared to defy their times to promote the end of slavery in the British Empire. We know Jane Austen was a fan of some of the heroes of this book. Food for thought, especially for those who might still insist she was apolitical and intellectually sheltered. Slight Austen Ref p. 90. Houghton Mifflin, 2005. Hb, dj. NEW. $9.00