Tuesday, June 02, 2009

History of slavery

Here's something you don't often hear about:
At the time of Emancipation under the 1833 Abolition Act, £20million – an enormous sum of money at that time – was paid as compensation to owners of the enslaved throughout the British colonies
There's a list of all the owners who got cash, and British scholars are now going to use it to measure how much slavery contributed to the British economy.
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