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Britain and the slave trade

Christer Petley charts the history of slavery within the British empire and considers how it should be reflected upon today. Plus, Afua Hirsch offers her thoughts on the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue

Published: June 15, 2020 at 5:09 pm
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As Britain’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade comes under scrutiny following recent protests, historian Christer Petley charts the history of slavery within the British empire and considers how it should be reflected upon today. Plus, author and broadcaster Afua Hirsch offers her thoughts on the toppling of Edward Colston’s statue.

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Rachel Dinning
Rachel DinningDigital Section Editor

Rachel Dinning is Digital Section Editor at HistoryExtra.

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