Today we explore both how Britain, a country that saw itself as the home of free-born Englishmen, who sought to bring civilisation to its empire, also enslaved thousands of Africans to work in its sugar plantations. We will also look at the battles fought by both white and black protesters at home and in the Caribbean to end this shameful ‘peculiar institution’.
Am I not a Man and a Brother? Britain and Sugar Slavery from 17th to 18th Century
by Sanderson, Kay | Jul 29, 2015 | Uncategorized