Scotland’s profiteering and complicity within the British Empire’s transatlantic slave trade.
Slavery & Abolition
When the abolitionist author visited Britain and Ireland in 1845 he was celebrated in poems and songs wherever he went. Arriving as an enslaved man, he left with his freedom.
A new term inadvertently changed the way people thought about runaway slaves.
John Brown, the abolitionist firebrand, remains a potent figure in the United States’ febrile politics of race.
Indigenous peoples in the West of the United States continued to be held in bondage long after the abolition of plantation slavery in the South.
A culture war on race and empire divided the intellectual classes of Victorian Britain.
The anniversary of the abolition of slavery reminds us how visible the memory of Britain’s slave trade remains.
Europeans did not introduce slavery to North America – although they did change the way it was practised.
The Dutch role in the slave trade cannot be dismissed as a matter of numbers.
Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid’s artworks fill in the gaps that history leaves behind.