Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire by Tom Zoellner

The book chronicles the 1831 slave rebellion in Jamaica, a significant event that hastened the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. The narrative details the planning and execution of the revolt, the brutal suppression by the colonial authorities, and the aftermath, including the public outrage in Britain that led to legislative reform. The book also explores the role of key figures in the uprising, providing a detailed account of this pivotal moment in history.

The 10588th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 42

Since this book was first published in 2020, there is a penalty of 73.6%. The age adjusted score is 11.09.

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