The Slave Trade and its Abolition

Following on from my colleague Mette’s post on slave narratives I’d like to draw your attention to some of the other resources available within the library. Understandably we have large holdings concerning the British and American slave trades, specifically the...

Personal narratives in the US collection – part 1

This post was written for us by library intern Lisa Smoltino. Within the extensive US collection are a number of personal papers and diaries that allow researchers a look into the past through the eyes of those who have lived through it.  The IHR US collection...

Slavery narratives in the Library

This month’s long-awaited premiere of Steve McQueen’s film 12 Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbinder and Benedict Cumberbatch, has spurred us on to look for sources for this topic in the library. Not surprisingly, we found a vast selection. First...

British West Indies slavery problem

by Katherine Quinn (IHR library trainee 2012-13) Proceedings and resolutions of ‘The West India Body’, consequent on Mr. Secretary Stanley’s communication of the outline of the intended measure respecting slavery was requested from the library’s store...

SPOT Newsletter: 22 September 2011

Franco-British History 19 May 2011 Catherine Hall (UCL) Troubled Memories: histories of the British slave trade and slavery Catherine Hall asks and answers a lot of questions about the construction and reconstruction of histories and memory of the British slave...