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  • The Slave Ship, J. M. W. Turner's representation of the mass-murder of slaves, inspired by the Zong killings.
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By Robert Weisbord

Robert Weisbord describes a lesser known eighteenth-century insurrection upon an English slave-ship.

After years of service in the West Indies, writes Ian Bradley, Ramsay in England helped to inspire the crusade for Abolition.

Richard K. MacMaster examines the 'crack in the Liberty Bell'.

The ‘invisible empire’ of the Klan, writes Louis C. Kleber, was the answering organization in the Southern states to the Radical regimes imposed by the victorious North.

With the UK release of the film Twelve Years a Slave, the subject of Britain’s involvement in both slavery and abolition has once again...

During the aftermath of the French Revolution, writes C.E. Hamshere, a prosperous state arose in Haiti under the leadership of a powerful and gifted ruler.

Portugal's colonial empire was, at the C.R. Boxer wrote this article in 1956, the oldest in the world, with Mozambique as its most prosperous possession.

Jamaica, writes Morris Cargill, has been a British possession since the times of Cromwell.

From all the evidence, writes Sudie Duncan Sides, it is abundantly clear that it was harder to be a slave than a plantation mistress; but the memoirs of the time do not admit this.

Throughout the nineteenth century, and well into the twentieth, writes Robert G. Weisbord, the idea of a return to Africa stirred the imagination of Negro leaders in the United States.

Albert E. Cowdrey records the enlistment of runaway slaves by the North during the American Civil War.

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