Seminar: Slavery, St Albans and its West Indian Connections
December 17, 2020 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM at Zoom
The abolition of slavery and the slave trade was justified on grounds of justice, humanity and sound policy. Sound policy involved looking at issues from the perspective of strategy, and commerce. Many British inhabitants were linked with the West Indies as was much of the British economy. St Albans was no exception. John Morewood will examine some known local protagonists and their position using amongst other sources UCL’s Legacies of British Slave Ownership Database as well as local records.