The history of slavery in the British Empire - EXPeditions

The history of slavery in the British Empire

by Catherine Hall
  • Key point 1
    From the late 17th century onwards, England’s insatiable appetite for sugar drove the plantation economy.
  • Key point 2
    Slave owners controlled all aspects of their captives’ lives, and the separation between mother and child was common practice.
  • Key point 3
    Far from ending with the abolition of slavery, patterns of racialisation have endured to this day.