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The End of Slavery

Chris Evans on Nicholas Draper’s Price of Emancipation When Parliament abolished slavery in the British Empire in 1833 it set up a £20 million compensation fund. The compensation was not intended for the ex-slaves, however; it was awarded to their … Continue reading

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Dangerous Times?

Norry LaPorte speaks to BBC History Magazine The Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s has been back in the news this year. Commentators have been pondering the link between economic crises and political extremism, dwelling on the collapse … Continue reading

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