British slave-owners online database

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:51 am
Legacies of British Slave-ownership

Researchers at University College London (UCL) have just finished a three-year study of British slave-owners and found the ancestors of novelists George Orwell and Graham Greene and the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott all owned slaves. UCL has launched a new searchable database which allows people to look back and see whether their forebears were slave-owners. The database is open to the public and allows anyone to find out details of the families involved in slavery in the Caribbean; Mauritius; and the Cape Colony (part of modern-day South Africa).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:39 pm
Very interesting. Good methodology but slavery in your Empire was not as big or as durable as our slavery...
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