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BBC Abolition of Slavery

BBC Abolition of Slavery

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History - Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project - Collection Connections Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 presents transcriptions of more than 2,000 interviews with former slaves conducted during the Great Depression, along with 500 photographs of former slaves. From 1936-1938, the Federal Writers' Project (FWP), under the New Deal's Works Progress Administration (WPA), sent out-of-work writers to collect the life stories of ordinary people. Writers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia focused on interviewing people who had once been held in slavery. John A. Lomax, a folklore expert who worked with the FWP, found these narratives intriguing.

Legacies of British Slave-ownership Legacies of British Slave-ownership is the umbrella for two projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, now complete, and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833, running from 2013-2015. Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. We believe that research and analysis of this group are key to understanding the extent and the limits of slavery's role in shaping British history and leaving lasting legacies that reach into the present.

Slavery in America The History of Slavery in America From the beginnings of slavery in British North America around 1619, when a Dutch ship brought 20 enslaved Africans to the Virginia colony at Jamestown, nearly 240 years passed until the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution officially ended slavery in 1865. This section of the site is devoted to an in-depth investigation of those years from many angles; from looking at the lives and cultures of the oppressed before they were enslaved, to understanding the ways in which those enslaved survived and ultimately triumphed over the institution of slavery. The first of the original essays and lesson plans based on the latest scholarship on slavery in America is offered below. If you are interested in contributing to the Web site, please join us.

How Thatcher gave Pol Pot a hand On 17 April, it is 25 years since Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh. In the calendar of fanaticism, this was Year Zero; as many as two million people, a fifth of Cambodia's population, were to die as a consequence. To mark the anniversary, the evil of Pol Pot will be recalled, almost as a ritual act for voyeurs of the politically dark and inexplicable. Slavery: The Abolition of Slavery Project It may seem extraordinary today but, just less than 200 years ago, many people throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas saw nothing wrong in the idea that one human being could own another. The ‘owned' person or ‘slave' had no rights. In this section: Slavery history, an introduction from History in Focus Introduction This issue of History in Focus looks at the history of slavery and the resources available to study it. To find issues on other topics, go to our home page. In this issue: articles: eight original articles on the history of slavery. websites: websites about slavery, reviewed by the In Focus editorial team. book reviews: reviews of major books on slavery. bibliography: key books on the history of slavery, listed by publisher, with book summaries and links to publishers' pages. Special offers are available to History in Focus readers on many of these books. research: details of PhD theses about slavery, and university teachers interested in this topic. more resources: museums and archives with information about slavery in history.

UK Data Archive - OUR DATA IN USE About the data The UK National Food Survey collects weekly data on household food acquisition every year. It contains year and month specific information about all food entering the household using a diary reporting quantities and expenditures of food purchased. Slavery in Canada? I Never Learned That! Slavery advertisement from Upper Canada Gazette, 10 February 1806. By Natasha Henry The highly anticipated soon-to-be-released film, 12 Years a Slave, has garnered lots of attention following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film provides a shocking but realistic depiction of American slavery. It is based on the life of Solomon Northrup, a free man, who was kidnapped from his hometown in New York and sold south into slavery.

theLuddites Who Were The Luddites? The Luddites were textile workers in Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, skilled artisans whose trade and communities were threatened by a combination of machines and other practices that had been unilaterally imposed by the aggressive new class of manufacturers that drove the Industrial Revolution. In Nottinghamshire, where the Luddite attacks began in November 1811, the ‘framework-knitters’ or ‘stockingers’ who produced hosiery using stocking frames had a number of grievances, including wage-cutting, the use of unapprenticed youths for the same purpose, and the use of the new ‘wide frames’, which produced cheap, inferior quality goods.

Abraham Lincoln and the End of Slavery In Louisania, it’s illegal for a black child under 11 to be taken from their parents and sold. But nobody enforces it. Over half of all slave sales separate families. Parents have no right to name their children. The number of mixed race children are evidence of the systematic rape of slave women.