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Britain’s Role in the Slave Trade Lasted Centuries

It started long before Europe colonised America

Photo by British Library on Unsplash

I was dismayed to read a story this week which intimated that the USA was more involved in the slave trade than Britain was. This is far from the truth; Britain was involved in the slave trade from around the sixteenth century before America was even colonised by Europe and the first slave brought…

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