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Island on Fire

The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674984301

Publication Date: 05/12/2020

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376 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

11 illus., 1 map

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