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Remembering 1807: Lessons from the Archives (2020)
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Oldfield, J., & Wills, M. (2020). Remembering 1807: Lessons from the Archives. History workshop journal : HWJ, https://doi.org/10.1093/hwj/dbaa016

This article offers new perspectives on the commemorative events organized around the UK in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act (1807). Drawing from the resources contained in Remembering 1807, a digital archive of in... Read More about Remembering 1807: Lessons from the Archives.

Operating in the dark: The identification of forced labour in the UK (2020)
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Shepherd, R., & Wilkinson, M. (in press). Operating in the dark: The identification of forced labour in the UK. Critical social policy : CSP, https://doi.org/10.1177/0261018320921540

Presented here are the findings of a research study undertaken between 2015 and 2018 that focused on existing arrangements and mechanisms for front-line identification of the victims of forced labour in the UK. The study drew upon interviews with ser... Read More about Operating in the dark: The identification of forced labour in the UK.

Responses to child victims of modern slavery in the United Kingdom: a children’s rights perspective (2020)
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Dunhill, A., Gordon, F., Kidd, A., Kirk, T., & Lundy, L. (in press). Responses to child victims of modern slavery in the United Kingdom: a children’s rights perspective. Child and Family Law Quarterly,

Freedom from slavery is one of the few absolute human rights that exist. While it has been abolished globally, situations of slavery continue to exist today in the form of ‘modern slavery’. This paper focuses on child victims of modern slavery in th... Read More about Responses to child victims of modern slavery in the United Kingdom: a children’s rights perspective.

The Decolonisation of Children's Rights and the Colonial Contours of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (2020)
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Faulkner, E. A., & Nyamutata, C. (2020). The Decolonisation of Children's Rights and the Colonial Contours of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. International Journal of Children's Rights, 28(1), 66-88. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718182-02801009

© koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2020. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (uncrc) 1989 has been celebrated for its universal acceptance. However, questions still arise around its provenance and representation. In particular, the... Read More about The Decolonisation of Children's Rights and the Colonial Contours of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Slavery and its obligations erga omnes (2019)
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Allain, J. (2019). Slavery and its obligations erga omnes. Australian year book of international law, 36(1), 83-124. https://doi.org/10.1163/26660229_03601007

This study explores the obligations of international law as they relate to slavery. In so doing, it recognises that recent developments of the law of slavery has brought to life existing treaty and customary international law obligations. The totalit... Read More about Slavery and its obligations erga omnes.

Insuring the Transatlantic Slave Trade (2019)
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Pearson, R., & Richardson, D. (2019). Insuring the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Journal of Economic History, 79(2), 417-446. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022050719000068

One important, but overlooked, risk mitigation device that facilitated the growth of the slave trade in the eighteenth century was the increasing availability of insurance for ships and their human cargoes. In this paper we explore, for the first tim... Read More about Insuring the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Approaching contemporary slavery through an historic lens: an interdisciplinary perspective (2018)
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Nelson, R., & Kidd, A. (2018). Approaching contemporary slavery through an historic lens: an interdisciplinary perspective. Journal of modern slavery, 4(2), 1-20

This article uses an interdisciplinary approach combining social justice and history to address and offer a response to critiques that argue ‘slavery’ is not an appropriate term for present day cases of extreme exploitation. By analysing the means an... Read More about Approaching contemporary slavery through an historic lens: an interdisciplinary perspective.

The Victim, the Villain and the Rescuer: the trafficking of women and contemporary abolition (2018)
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Faulkner, E. A. (2018). The Victim, the Villain and the Rescuer: the trafficking of women and contemporary abolition. Journal of Law, Social Justice and Global Development, 1-14 . https://doi.org/10.31273/LGD.2018.2101

A term as morally and politically loaded as ‘modern day slave trade’ inevitably provokes strong and emotive responses. From the current Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) (António Guterres) to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (There... Read More about The Victim, the Villain and the Rescuer: the trafficking of women and contemporary abolition.

Weaving the past in a fabric: Old Believers' traditional costume (2016)
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Clopot, C. (2016). Weaving the past in a fabric: Old Believers' traditional costume. Folklore, 66, 115-132. https://doi.org/10.7592/FEJF2016.66.clopot

© 2016, FB and Media Group of Estonian Literary Museum. All rights reserved. Costume plays an important part in expressing ethnic identity. This article develops an analysis of the Old Believers’ traditional costume in its current usage. To different... Read More about Weaving the past in a fabric: Old Believers' traditional costume.

Pawns on the Gold Coast: the rise of Asante and shifts in security for debt, 1680-1750 (2013)
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Spicksley, J. (2013). Pawns on the Gold Coast: the rise of Asante and shifts in security for debt, 1680-1750. Journal of African history, 54(2), 147-175. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021853713000297

In the seventeenth century, Europeans on the Gold Coast took gold pawns as security for debt, but from the early eighteenth century, they turned increasingly toward the use of human pawns. This shift was the result of a transformation in levels of de... Read More about Pawns on the Gold Coast: the rise of Asante and shifts in security for debt, 1680-1750.

Cultures of exchange: Atlantic Africa in the era of the slave trade (2009)
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Richardson, D. (2009). Cultures of exchange: Atlantic Africa in the era of the slave trade. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 19, 151-179. doi:10.1017/s0080440109990089

Cultural factors have often been invoked to explain parliament's decision in 1807 to outlaw slave carrying by British subjects but they have only infrequently been cited in efforts to explain why the Atlantic slave trade itself became so large in the... Read More about Cultures of exchange: Atlantic Africa in the era of the slave trade.

Latter-Day Saint Scandinavian migration through Hull, England, 1852-1894 (2002)
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Woods, F. E., & Evans, N. (2002). Latter-Day Saint Scandinavian migration through Hull, England, 1852-1894. BYU Studies, 41(4), 75-102

Nearly one hundred thousand Latter-day Saints made the journey across the Atlantic during the nineteenth century. Both contemporary commentators and Mormon historians alike have described these ocean crossings extensively. Yet the journey from Liverp... Read More about Latter-Day Saint Scandinavian migration through Hull, England, 1852-1894.