Britains Forgotten Slave Owners Episode 01- Profit and Loss [UK]

Historian #DavidOlusoga explores the archive records of Britain’s 46,000 slave owners and discovers a surprising range of people who owned slaves, including clergymen and shopkeepers. The compensation records reveal how the government of the day paid £17billion in today’s money to slave owners following abolition of slavery in 1834, while the 800,000 registered slaves received nothing. David also visits #Barbados and traces how Britain’s slave economy emerged in the 17th century, and in #Jamaica he reads from the diaries of a notorious slave owner.

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