"The end result is an excellent volume - and not one easily managed. It is concise (on topics that are not easily presented in a concise form), and well-written, and it has something new to say on all his chosen themes. It is an unusual book in that it is important both for scholars in the field and especially students trying to make sense of the history of British slavery." James Walvin, "New West Indian Guide" 83:3 (2009) 290-293.
About the Author
Allan I. Macinnes
, Ph.D. (1987), Glasgow, holds the Burnett-Fletcher Chair of History at Aberdeen University. His principal publications are three monographs - Charles I and the Making of the Coveanting Movement,1625-41
(1991 & 2003); Clanship, Commerce and the House of Stuart, 1603-1788
(1996 & 2000); and The British Revolution, 1629-1660
(2004). Arthur H. Williamson
, Ph.D. (1974), Washington University, St. Louis, has written extensively about early modern British political culture. His most recent book is The British Union
(London, 2003), which he edited with Paul McGinnis. He is now completing a volume under the title Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Then: Prophecy and the Shaping of the Modern World
, which will appear in 2006.