Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘I believe it will ever remain, so long as that Family exists’: commercial, family and kin networks in the slavery business, c.1730-1830

This is Part II of Kate Donington’s discussion of the histories and legacies of British slave ownership. See here for Part I (‘The Legacies of British Slave Ownership Project’). My PhD focuses on one of the staunchest advocates of slave-compensation, … Continue reading

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The Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Project

My name is Kate Donington and my PhD Studentship is attached to the ESRC funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership Project at the History Department in UCL. The Project began in September 2009 and will run until September 2012. The historians … Continue reading

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Can you help? Historians seek information about unknown objects

The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 project today announced that it is launching a new initiative titled the ‘Unknown Objects’ series. The series seeks your help in finding out more about specific persons, places and things which the project … Continue reading

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