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Legacies of Atlantic slavery and British colonialism
Legacies of Atlantic slavery and British colonialism with Trevor Burnard
Presented as part of 'A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past' series

'A Foreign Country: Travels through the Past' is a series of fortnightly lectures hosted by the State Library of NSW on Tuesday evenings at 5.30 pm between 31 August and 9 November 2021 .

How do Britons, Americans and Australians reckon with the wrongs of Atlantic slavery into the present day? Slavery was present at every step in the development of colonial commerce in the eighteenth century and contributed substantially to the building of the modern world in Britain and its empire, including North America, by providing the wealth to make institutions and people rich. We cannot put these things right, but we can recognise that the links of slavery to the British and to Britain’s imperial past matter, and that the history of the abolition of slavery matters too.

This lecture connects the past of Atlantic slavery with the present of modern slavery and the troubled racial and colonial legacies that are everywhere around us.

Sep 28, 2021 05:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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