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How slavery fuelled the British empire

Padraic X Scanlan discusses how slavery fuelled the British empire and explores the complicated motivations of abolitionists

Padraic X Scanlan discusses how slavery fuelled the British empire and explores the complicated motivations of abolitionists. (Image by Getty Images)

Padraic X Scanlan discusses his book Slave Empire: How Slavery Built modern Britain, which examines how slavery fuelled the British empire and explores the complicated, often contradictory, motivations of abolitionists.

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Padraic X Scanlan is the author of Slave Empire: How Slavery Built Modern Britain (Robinson, 2020)


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