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Slavery in popular Monuments in the United Kingdom and United States

Over spring break I had the opportunity to visit London with the University of Maryland. The trip was guided by Associate Professor of History Richard Bell and the topic of his course was the British Empire. Slavery played a major role in the history of the British Empire, and since the trip heavily focused on seeing physical places, such as museums and monuments, I couldn’t help but think comparatively about how the British remember slavery and how we remember slavery, here across the pond. In terms of remembering slavery, 2007 was a significant year for the British. It marked the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade within the Empire and the British debated the appropriate

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