The books listed here examine Atlantic slavery in general or Scotland's specific connections to it. The list is not exhaustive. It provides starting points for people interested in the history of slavery. The list contains a mixture of academic and non-academic books. All of these titles are available for consultation at the National Library of Scotland.
'Recovering Scotland's Slavery Past: The Caribbean Connection', edited by T M Devine (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015).
'Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World, 1750-1820' by Douglas Hamilton (Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2005).
'Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route' by Saidiya Hartman (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008).
'Legacies of British Slave-ownership: Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain' edited by Catherine Hall, Nicholas Draper, Keith McClelland, Katie Donington and Rachel Land (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
'The Routledge History of Slavery' edited by Gad J Heuman and Trevor G Burnard (Abingdon: Routledge, 2011).
'Bury the Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery' by Adam Hochschild (London: Macmillan, 2005).
'Sojourners in the Sun: Scottish Migrants in Jamaica and the Chesapeake, 1740–1800' by Alan L Karras (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1992).
'Multidirectional Memory, Many-Headed Hydras and Glasgow', by Michael Morris, in 'Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery', edited by Katie Donington, Ryan Hanley, and Jessica Moody (Liverpool: University of Liverpool Press, 2017).
'It Wisnae Us: The Truth about Glasgow and Slavery' by Stephen Mullen (Edinburgh: The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, 2009).
'Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora' by Stephanie E Smallwood (Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London: Harvard University Press, 2007).
'Capitalism and Slavery' by Eric Williams.
'A Short History of Slavery' by James Walvin (London: Penguin, 2007).
'Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756–1838', by Iain Whyte (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006).