Welcome to the blog for the Wilberforce Institute at the University of Hull. Well known for our work on historical and contemporary slavery, we are also developing our research interests in the area of children’s exploitation. We hope to use this virtual platform to share with you our ideas, our activities, and our outputs as they develop. If you would like to know more, please contact Dr Judith Spicksley on firstname.lastname@example.org, or subscribe below.
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The Humber Modern Slavery Partnership, based at the Wilberforce Institute, has teamed up with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Humberside and local award-winning production company My Pockets to produce an innovative animation and resource pack for parents, teachers and carers (…)
Slavery was important everywhere in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world, including in places like Massachusetts where the numbers of enslaved people were relatively small and the colonial economy was not directly based on enslavement. Slavery had been legally sanctioned in 1641, but (…)
In our last regular blog before the autumn, Professor Trevor Burnard provides a summary of his recent article in the Historical Journal. Jamaica was the wealthiest and most unequal colony in the eighteenth-century British Empire.