Tag Archives: Slavery

PhD Studentship on the Diplomatic Family, plus new articles of interest

It’s been another beautiful week of late spring on its best behaviour here, as I huddle in my office cultivating what I affectionately call my “archives tan” (or, in this case, my slogging-through-some-edits tan). And it’s another week of announcements: … Continue reading

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Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Project – the database has gone live, plus conference announcement!

Last spring, we had the pleasure of two guest posts from Kate Donington, a researcher on the Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Project at University College London. You can read her discussions of the project here, and of her research here. … Continue reading

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Slavery, Family and Empire, some reflections on Andrea Stuart’s Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire (Portobello, 2012).

Andrea Stuart’s Sugar in the Blood: A Family’s Story of Slavery and Empire takes the reader on a fascinating journey through many of the key issues we’ve been thinking about in this network: the interconnectedness between issues of empire and … Continue reading

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‘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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