Category Archives: Slavery

New Files on Slavery

Some months ago it was revealed that a very substantial tranche of foreign office files was held outwith the National Archive at Kew; instead it had been “hoarded” in a repository in Buckinghamshire. Of course, under legislation, unless these files had been … Continue reading

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Slavery, Louisiana, and Codification

This blog has an obvious interest in both slavery and law and the law of Louisiana. Both of these topics come together with the publication of Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana, Lawbook Exchange, Clark … Continue reading

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Netherlands, Slavery and the Treaty of Utrecht

Slavery was abolished in the Dutch Colonies in 1863, making next year the 150th anniversary. Readers will be aware of this Blog's interest in slavery, so it is worth noting the following conference organised in Utrecht. It is also worth … Continue reading

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Interpreting Slavery

The recent conviction of two Scots for trafficking vulnerable individuals as male and female prostitutes, and the extraordinary Bedfordshire case where, allegedly, some men were held an against their will – for up to fifteen years – and forced to work … Continue reading

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Scottish Chief Justice of Jamaica (18th Century) and his Court Reports

The Blog has a strong interest in slavery, particularly in individuals held as enslaved in Scotland in the eighteenth century. Many Scots went to Jamaica and acquired land; others went as professionals and craftsmen. The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh owned … Continue reading

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