THE SCOTTISH MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST EVENT

Thomas Harding & Kojo Koram: What Was Taken?

  • Tue 23 Aug 13:00 - 14:00
  • Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court
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  • Baillie Gifford Sculpture Court
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Thomas Harding & Kojo Koram: What Was Taken?
Sponsored by
Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust

Inspired by a personal quest to learn more about Britain’s role in the slave trade, Thomas Harding tells the story of the Demerara Uprising, a key trigger in the abolition of slavery, in White Debt. In Uncommon Wealth, Kojo Koram traces the group of British elites who hid the gains of the Empire and saddled debt on former dependencies. Join the two interrogative writers as they discuss the legacies of Empire and following the trail of these unheard histories.

Categories: Business/Economics, History, Human Rights, Race, World Affairs

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