‘Conditions analogous to slavery’: Workers in the British West Indies after emancipation

Although the slave trade had been abolished throughout the British Empire in 1807, it would not be until 1833 that the Slavery Abolition Act would be passed, and on the 1st of August the following year slaves in the British West Indies would begin their lives as free men and women. The controversial ‘Apprenticeship’ system… Read More ‘Conditions analogous to slavery’: Workers in the British West Indies after emancipation

Post-war Britain and its role in international charity and development campaigns

Here is an essay I recently completed for one of my classes on the significance of British involvement in international charity and development work in the early post-war era. For references and bibliography, please see the original PDF file here.  To what extent did early development work and international charity campaigns mark a shift in thinking about… Read More Post-war Britain and its role in international charity and development campaigns