The West Africa Squadron sets out from Plymouth. Its mission is to target slavet trading ships off the West African coast and prevent more slaves being captured.

A freed slave arrives in Nova Scotia to claim the land offered to him for fighting for the British. It is not what was promised...

"Samuel Crowther Jay"

Mr Samuel Crowther Jay is freed from a portuguese slave ship by the West Africa Squadron.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Ajayi_Crowther

John Clarkson, a young naval officer, sets out on his first mission to transport the Nova Scotian freed slaves to their new home in Sierra Leone.  While on board he writes a letter to his fiancee...

"Behind British Lines"

A pregnant slave makes a break for the Candian border.

John Clarkson, a young naval officer, sets out on his first mission to transport the Nova Scotian freed slaves to their new home in Sierra Leone.  While on board he writes a letter to his fiancee...

Below, you can see the inspirations and historical sources for the songs on this album.

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