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Runaway Slaves in Britain

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Caesar, a cook at Novar House

6 November 2017

On the 22nd of June 1771, on page 3 of the Edinburgh newspaper Caledonian Mercury, amongst advertisements for “GLASSES in Mr. Moffat’s shop”, the selling of the “Mansion-house...

The ‘Slave Auction’ & teaching slavery sensitively

14 August 2017

It wasn’t too long ago that I found myself at the always engaging “What’s Happening in Black British History” conference. During an excellent presentation by...

Slave ‘Merchant City’

25 August 2016

I’ve been working with Glasgow Museums on the ‘Hidden Legacies’ project and we spent an enjoyable afternoon taking a tour through imperial Glasgow exploring the city’s...

Fellowship experience at International Centre for Jefferson Studies

13 June 2016

This short blog, covering Nelson’s experience as a Fellow of the International Centre for Jefferson Studies in Monticello, Virginia, might give you a very rough idea of what...