Scotland’s Debt: The Impact of the Slave Trade on the Nation’s Wealth

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  • PQA Venues @Riddle's Court - Q1
  • 11:00
  • Aug 19
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Graham Campbell, Sir Geoff Palmer and Lisa Williams
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Description

Scots have often salved their consciences over slavery by explaining it as an English phenomenon; only a handful of ships left Scotland for the triangular trade and it barely registers in comparison to cities like Liverpool and Bristol. Yet this history needs to be challenged. Slavery provided a huge number of jobs for Scots and money flowed from Scottish-owned plantations back to the home country. In this session, three of Scotland’s leading activists on reparative justice will analyse the debt that Scotland owes to the transatlantic slave trade.

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