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Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners
Ep: 1 "Profit and Loss"
Historian David Olusoga explores the history and abolition of slavery in Britain and the choice by the government of the day to compensate slave owners for loss of 'property'.
Episodes
Ep 1
Profit and Loss
Watch Until March 7, 8:00pm
Ep 2
The Price of Freedom
Watch Until March 14, 8:00pm
Profit and Loss
Historian David Olusoga reveals that despite popular opinion, not all slave owners were the era's super-rich. Owners also included everyday shop owners, widows and clergymen. (1 of 2)
The Price of Freedom
David Olusoga looks at the propaganda war between the pro-slavery lobby and the abolitionists, and how it ultimately took a massive payout to end slavery in Britain once and for all. (2 of 2)