The role of slavery in the industrial revolution
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Dugan, D. (2004). The role of slavery in the industrial revolution [Video file]. http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/683
Simon Schaffer explains the Atlantic system, which involved cotton, sugar and slaves. The motive for linking Liverpool (the great slave city) with Manchester (the great cotton city) with a railway, arose out of slavery. The forcible export of Black Africans and its dreadful history is an indispensable part of the story of the British industrial revolution.
industrial revolution, slavery, trading, merchantilism
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