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Talk: Glasgow and the Slave Trade

Issue No. 2310

Wednesday 25 July, 6pm
St Mungo Museum
2 Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0RH

Historian Stephen Mullen challenges the myth that there was minimal Scottish involvement in the transatlantic slave trade.

He explores the development of Glasgow as the “Merchant City” through its mercantile links with the slave trade and sugar, tobacco and cotton plantations of the New World.

Mullen’s book “It Wisnae Us!” examined the impact of slavery on Glasgow. In 2011, he led guided tours through the city.

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Tue 3 Jul 2012, 17:54 BST
Issue No. 2310
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