Tag: Eric Williams
Decolonising Lancaster: a Preliminary Resource List for local teachers and community groups working on Lancaster’s Slavery and Plantation histories
This photograph depicts the Rawlinson’s Family Memorial Grave Stone, which sits just outside the front of Lancaster Priory and was defaced in June 2020, as part of Black Lives Matter Protests in Lancaster. Rev. Canon Chris Newlands commented on the defacement of this memorial “We can’t remove our history, but we want to make sure the city…
‘Colonise at home!’ Paupers, Serfs, Slaves and the making of the English State
I am continuing to blog some extracts from my new book, of Stigma: the Machinery of Inequality. I have chosen this extract as it is also one of the starting points for my current project on “Decolonising Lancaster” and the histories of slavery and plantation labour which shaped this small city in Lancashire. This extract…
Stigma: Letters of Blood and Fire
the catastrophe of slavery was written on the skin – with stigmata that transformed human beings into property, into things, into commodities, and into guineas.