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British involvement in slavery didn’t end with abolition

The financialisation of slavery reached its peak in the early 19th century

By Steven Toft  

"The inspection and sale of a slave," a reproduction of a wood engraving originally published Twenty Years of an African Slaver by Brantz Mayer

This piece was originally posted on the author’s blog, Flip Chart Fairy Tales

Starting tonight, BBC Two is running a series called Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners. It is based on research by University College London which found that Britain had 46,000 slave owners in 1833,…

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