Book cover of Slave Empire: How Slavery Built Modern Britain  by Padraic X. Scanlanby Padraic X. Scanlan

‘Engrossing and powerful . . . rich and thought-provoking’
Fara Dabhoiwala, Guardian

‘Path-breaking . . . a major rewriting of history’

Mihir Bose, Irish Times

Slave Empire is lucid, elegant and forensic. It deals with appalling horrors in cool and convincing prose.’
The Economist

Interview with the Author

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224. Unpacking the Slave Empire with Dr. Padraic Scanlan
6/24/22            40 min

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How slavery fuelled the British Empire
2/10/21            44 min

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How Slavery Built Modern Britain
12/12/20           22 min

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