Dr Alan Billings - Blog
The history of our country and slavery is mixed.
On the one hand, from the sixteenth century, we were one of the great slave nations, exchanging our manufactures for captive Africans and conveying them to slave plantations in the Americas and Caribbean. The ships that brought the slaves returned with the cotton they picked for the weaving mills of industrial Britain.
Our wealth was at the expense of men, women and children who were treated as property – bought and sold at the whim of their masters.
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