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CRER Lunchtime Talk: Who made Britain? Slavery and the Building of Modern B...

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Gallery of Modern Art

Royal Exchange Square

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G1 3AH

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Britain became the first modern industrial society in precisely the same period as it built a colonial slave-system in the Americas and the Caribbean. What was the connection between the two? This workshop presents new evidence on the importance of slavery in Britain's industrial and commercial transformation, in which Glasgow and its hinterland played major roles. Presented by Dr Nicholas Draper, UCL Director of the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership.

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 Nicholas Draper who is an expert in his field delivering this lunchtime talk. Places are limited and booking is essential.

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