Tag Archives: enslaved people

Reflections on a recent visit to the museum of slavery in Liverpool.

Authors: Merry Fowler and Rob Fowler Anti Racist Cumbria members and volunteers. Merry and her dad Rob visited the International Museum of Slavery in Liverpool in February 2022. In this special guest article they share their reflections and insights of their recent trip. Content warning: This article contains some upsetting imagery from the museum.  Merry […]

The Trans-Atlantic Trafficking of Enslaved People in the context of slavery at the time

CONTENT WARNING: Historical images of enslaved people in chattel slavery, pictures and descriptions of slavery and enslaved people. One image shows the back of an enslaved man named Peter. His back has been disfigured as a result of the whippings he endured. Some contextual historical use of language. Author: Sophia Newton Many people are keen […]

The slave trade was hundreds of years ago, why does it matter to Britain today?

If you went to a British school, chances are you learned about the Industrial Revolution; the Spinning Jenny, James Watt and the industrialisation of our towns and cities like Manchester becoming Cottonopolis. You almost definitely won’t have learnt that James Watt once sold slaves as a trafficker. You may just recall being told that the […]