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The revolt against slavery

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Supplement featuring Adam Hochschild and Marika Sherwood, on the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.
Issue 2043
Toussaint L
Toussaint L’Ouverture

» The bloody price of the slave trade – Yuri Prasad gives an overview of the struggle to end slavery
» Radicals and rebels behind the abolition of slavery – Adam Hochschild, historian and author of Bury the Chains, writes on the campaign in Britain
» Map of the Atlantic triangle – With numbers of slaves and major revolts marked
» The role of the slave revolts
» Slavery in precolonial Africa doesn’t justify Atlantic trade – Ken Olende looks at the myths used by apologists for capitalism to downplay the horror
» Olaudah Equiano: fighter for freedom – The ex-slave who’s autobiography shocked Britain
» Slavery and the brutal birth of the capitalist system – Charlie Kimber explains how the Atlantic slave trade was central to the development of capitalism
» The beginning of racism – The intimate relationship between the growth of racism and the slave trade
» The role of William Wilberforce – The contradictory role of the MP who passed the abolition act
» Frederick Douglass on William Wilberforce – US revolutionary anti-slavery activist expressed his admiration for Wilberforces role.
» British companies continued to profit after abolition of slave trade – Marika Sherwood, author of After Abolition, looks at the ways British companies got around the ban.
» Books on the fight against the slave trade

Also read » Paul Foot on Toussaint L’Ouverture and the great Haitian slave revolt

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