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CRER Lunchtime Talk: Abolishing Slavery in Canada: The Scottish Connection

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Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow

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In 2017, Canada is celebrating its multicultural heritage as part of its 150th birthday celebrations. This talk will look how Scottish immigrants, abolitionists and politicians utilised the efforts of African Americans to make Upper Canada (now Ontario) the first territory in the British Empire to effectively abolish slavery. Presented by Dr. Paula Dumas, University of Glasgow.

The lunchtime talks are taking place at the GoMA, the former home of William Cunninghame, a Scottish tobacco merchant who came to dominate and profit form the transatlantic slave trade.

We are fortnuate to have Dr Paula Dumas who is an expert in her field delivering this lunchtime talk. Places are limited and booking is essential.

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