From Rake to Radical
An Irish Abolitionist
Imprint: New Island Books
5.3 x 8.45 in
- December 2022
- In Stock
From a youth of hedonistic self-indulgence in Regency England to a reforming, responsible, well-intentioned legislator and landlord, Sligo became enshrined in the history of Jamaica as ‘Emancipator of the Slaves’ and in Ireland as ‘The Poor Man’s Friend’ during the most difficult of times.
Eight years in the writing and sourced from over 15,000 primary contemporary manuscripts located by the author in private and public archives around the world, From Rake to Radical sheds new light on significant historical events and on the people who shaped them in Ireland, England, Europe and the West Indies during a period of momentous political turbulence and change.
Anne Chambers [has] that rare quality of seeing feeling and understanding the period she writes about as if she were a contemporary. ~Irish Independent
A vivid and picturesque study. ~The Irish Times