Historically overlooked, Jeffrey Green explores the African-American people who travelled to Britain to escape the horrors of slavery in America.
This includes the fascinating story of H.E. Lewis, a former slave who came to Scotland in the 1850s and worked as a hypnotist, making strangers fall asleep and then act on his suggestions.
He also gave lectures on slavery during visits to Aberdeen.
Green represents a group of people whose history is so terribly marred by cruelty.
Black Americans in Victorian Britain, by Jeffrey Green, published by Pen and Sword, £12.99