I’d like to share a lecture I watched recently on Scotland’s involvement in slavery in Suriname & Guyana, plus a couple of links to further resources on Scotland’s involvement in the slave trade as well.
I’ll put a brief summary of the lecture & a screenshot of the main points below.
Summary of lecture:
I thought this was a good, comprehensive lecture on Scotland’s (particularly Highland Scots) involvement with slavery in Suriname & Guyana, both before the Acts of Union & after slavery was made illegal in the British Empire (these were Dutch colonies, so of course Dutch involvement mentioned too). It also mentions indentured labourers from countries like India & the British Government’s role in forcefully removing Guyana’s left wing government in the 1950s as well as the stoking of racial tensions.
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