The Atlantic Slave Trade

Learning Resources

  • Seeking Refuge from Slavery, University of Glasgow. 
  • Runaways London
  • Runaway Slaves in Britain: bondage, freedom and race in the eighteenth century. Available here:
  • Pleece, W. (2018) Freedom Bound (BHP Comics). Freedom Bound was created in conjunction with the University of Glasgow with the purpose of educating Scottish young people about the history of slavery in the country. A class set of Freedom Bound will be delivered to every Scottish state secondary school and can supplement educational plans and classes on the Atlantic Slave Trade, broadening understanding of Scotland's uncomfortable connections with slavery. 

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Related Book

Newman, S., A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic (Philadelphia, 2013)
The small and remote island of Barbados seems an unlikely location for the epochal change in labour that overwhelmed it and much of British America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. However, by 1650 it had become the greatest wealth-producing area in the English-speaking world, the center of an exchange of people and goods between the British Isles, the Gold Coast of West Africa, and the New World. By the early seventeenth century, more than half a million enslaved men, women, and children had been transported to the island. In A New World of Labor, Simon P. Newman argues that this exchange stimulated an entirely new system of bound labour.