John Charlton was born and educated in Newcastle and taught history at Leeds Polytechnic and Leeds University for thirty years before returning ‘home’. His published work includes books on Chartism and New Unionism. He is Chairman of the North East Labour History Society and author of 'Hidden Chains: The Slavery Business and North East England' published in 2008.
There is a review of the book here.
Tyne & Wear Museums - Remembering Slavery
Provides a transcript and audio recordings of a lecture given by John Charlton at The Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne on 14 October 2008.