|18152 WARD, W.E.F. :
THE ROYAL NAVY AND THE SLAVERS. The Suppression of The Atlantic Slave Trade.
George Allen, London,1969.
First Edition.8vo. pp.248. Illustrated. Very Good original cloth hardcover in Very Good protected dust jacket.
For three years after Trafalgar the Royal Navy began to patrol the West Coast of Africa solely to suppress the trade in slaves.The Admiralty and the Abolitionists expected swift justice and an end to the trade in fact the fight lasted nearly sixty years.