Navigation

AccueilActualitésNews de l’histoire (du droit) des colonies

Vient de paraître : Katie Donington, Ryan Hanley et Jessica Moody, Dir., Britain’s History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery. Local nuances of a ’National Sin’, Liverpool University Press, 2016

jeudi 3 novembre 2016, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret

Présentation éditeur :

« Transatlantic slavery, just like the abolition movements, affected every space and community in Britain, from Cornwall to the Clyde, from dockyard alehouses to country estates. Today, its financial, architectural and societal legacies remain, scattered across the country in museums and memorials, philanthropic institutions and civic buildings, empty spaces and unmarked graves. Just as they did in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, British people continue to make sense of this ‘national sin’ by looking close to home, drawing on local histories and myths to negotiate their relationship to the distant horrors of the ‘Middle Passage’, and the Caribbean plantation. For the first time, this collection brings together localised case studies of Britain’s history and memory of its involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, and slavery. These essays, ranging in focus from eighteenth-century Liverpool to twenty-first-century rural Cambridgeshire, from racist ideologues to Methodist preachers, examine how transatlantic slavery impacted on, and continues to impact, people and places across Britain. »

  • Jessica Moody is a Lecturer in Modern History and Heritage at Portsmouth University.
  • Katie Donington is a Research Fellow with the Antislavery Usable Past project, Centre for Research in Race and Rights, University of Nottingham
  • Ryan Hanley is Salvesen Junior Fellow in History at New College, Oxford.

Dans la même rubrique

Dernières brèves