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End of slave trade


How blood of slavery fed profit system

16 June 2020
Defenders of slavers’ statues warn that ­tearing them down amounts to an attempt to “erase” Britain’s history. On the surface of it, many of them pretend this is about keeping the legacy of slavery visible, not hiding it away. 

Capitalism—a system born of slavery

14 March 2017
People across the political spectrum acknowledge that racism exists, but its origins are shrouded in mystery—deliberately so.

Two hundred years since the heroic Barbados slave rebellion

24 April 2016
 April 2016 marks the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin. But this month also marks the bicentenary of an earlier and less well known heroic “Easter rising” - by slaves in Barbados in 1816.

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