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Slaves, Speed Demons, Snake Stones: New Welsh History?

Why a ‘New History of Wales’? The Western Mail claims to be ‘ripping up the stereotypes’ for Welsh History Month. Three members of Glamorgan’s history division have contributed to the newpaper’s ‘New History of Wales’ series. Drawing on their recent … Continue reading

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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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Science, Race and Slavery

What we’re reading: Chris Evans on Darwin’s Sacred Cause Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin’s Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins (Penguin, 2010). The popular image of Charles Darwin is of a reclusive sage, wholly driven … Continue reading

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Story of Wales and Slavery

Bittersweet: Sugar, Tea and Slavery at the National Assembly How are our lives connected to the world of Atlantic slavery? One clue may lie in the things we eat and drink. For example, the well-sugared cup of tea first become … Continue reading

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Do you have an ancestor who went to Cuba in the nineteenth century?

Do you have an ancestor who went to Cuba in the nineteenth century? If you do, historian Chris Evans would like to hear from you. He’s writing a book called Slave Wales, which looks at the importance of Atlantic slavery … Continue reading

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