SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Africa

Britain and slavery

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Year 1 or Year 2
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Term 1

This module is taught and administered fully by the New York University of London and governed by their regulations. To enrol on to this module you must contact NYU in London and register with them.

NYU in London
6 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3RA
020 79073200

This course examines the place that slavery played in Britain‟s past and its legacy today. In the eighteenth century, Britain prided itself on the liberty enjoyed by its people, yet it was the largest participant in the Atlantic slave trade, and grew rich on the wealth created by ports such as London, Bristol and Liverpool. In the same period some 15,000 black people lived in English ports and their presence has only recently been properly acknowledged.

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