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2007 Revisited: Commemoration, Ritual and British Transatlantic Slavery

Oldfield, John (2010) 2007 Revisited: Commemoration, Ritual and British Transatlantic Slavery In, Ending the International Slave Trade. Columbia, US, University of South Carolina Press

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2007 witnessed a remarkable outpouring of activity relating to transatlantic slavery: books, TV, radio programmes, exhibitions, themed events, blogs, conferences and plays. Just as importantly, much of this activity took place in centres not normally associated with transatlantic slavery, from Guernsey to St Albans. This lecture discusses these different commemorations, setting them in broader historical context and teasing out their wider implications, not least for those interested in questions of memory and forgetting. In particular, I want to look at the various ‘new’ exhibitions devoted to transatlantic slavery, at Bristol, Hull and Liverpool, using them to test some of the ideas I mapped out in my book, ‘Chords of Freedom’ (2007).

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Published date: 2010


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Date deposited: 30 Apr 2010 13:22
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 19:31

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Author: John Oldfield

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