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Looking for people whose families were involved in slavery
« on: Friday 26 March 21 22:37 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Would anyone be kind enough to help me? I'm an A-Level student and I'm working on a project for Citizenship Studies about Britain's role in slavery.

I recently discovered that my own family had links to slavery, which is why I've chosen this subject. I really want to speak to other people whose families were involved in slavery as slave-owners/slave-traders, to discuss their feelings towards their ancestors and their sense of identity today.

OBVIOUSLY, I won't use any names in my project or anything like that -- everything would be totally anonymous.

I'd be really grateful if anyone would be willing to talk about their family history, and tell me a little about their thoughts and feelings.

I hope it's okay to post this here. This project means a lot to me, and I think genealogy forums are probably the only place I'll be able to find anyone who knows if their ancestors were involved in slavery.

Thank you very much!!

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Re: Looking for people whose families were involved in slavery
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 March 21 12:32 GMT (UK) »
Are you looking at it from a certain angle ?

Are you including modern day slavery that is still very much going on ?

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Re: Looking for people whose families were involved in slavery
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 March 21 12:38 GMT (UK) »
Are you going to include the thousands of black lives saved by slavers or just going to jump on the woke bandwagon of slavery is wrong.

Given the choice of having their head hacked off over possibly half an hour by a child hardly old enough to wield the hatchet, slavery was a good option, but then most history books hide the real facts about early slavery
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Re: Looking for people whose families were involved in slavery
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 March 21 14:53 GMT (UK) »
Guy:  It doesn't strike me as though this young person is jumping on any bandwagon, which you seem to imply (if you did not, I apologise).  I believe they are genuinely looking for whatever truths they can uncover if the second paragraph is anything to go by.  Any discussion, rationally based, can be so educational going forwards.

GRL:  I wish you luck with the project, I am sure you will try and understand it from all sides and discuss it sensibly.  And Sarah has a point: perhaps, once you have found all the information you can, a contrast/comparison exercise can be included regarding today's problems.
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Re: Looking for people whose families were involved in slavery
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 March 21 14:56 GMT (UK) »
"black lives saved by slavers"

Yikes.

No cheers.
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Re: Looking for people whose families were involved in slavery
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 March 21 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Sorry can't help you in so far as my own ancestry they were all ordinary hard working trades/agr workers.
However worth looking at the International Slave Museum in Liverpool if you haven't already done so https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/international-slavery-museum
I used to travel a dozen or more times a year from Liverpool to Ireland and Liverpool was a main port for the ancient slave trade, many of its buildings bear its history as do the docks so very well worth a visit for research to see it for yourself as they also do tours of the city/docks which are very enlightening showing things you would normally miss /not see ( depends on covid travel restrictions)

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Re: Looking for people whose families were involved in slavery
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 27 March 21 15:24 GMT (UK) »
Are you going to include the thousands of black lives saved by slavers or just going to jump on the woke bandwagon of slavery is wrong.

Given the choice of having their head hacked off over possibly half an hour by a child hardly old enough to wield the hatchet, slavery was a good option, but then most history books hide the real facts about early slavery
Cheers
Guy


Did you have to Guy, This is a new poster asking for honest opinions on peoples' thoughts on their backgrounds connected to the slave trade.
I would hate the poster to be put off  :-\

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Re: Looking for people whose families were involved in slavery
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 27 March 21 15:26 GMT (UK) »
"Did you have to"

Yeah, he had to.  He ain't Mr enlightenment, you know.
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Re: Looking for people whose families were involved in slavery
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 27 March 21 16:00 GMT (UK) »
You might want to make some enquiries here, although they are closed at the moment. It's an amazing Museum, and was refurbished with new artefacts a few years ago:


http://humbermuseums.com/museum-hull/wilberforce-house-museum/


http://wilberforcemonumentfund.blogspot.com/p/the-monument.html

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