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Murder on the Middle Passage by Nicholas Rogers review – slavery and the British empire

An atrocity unpunished ... forget the triumphant tales of abolition – the brutal death of a teenage slave girl reveals important truths of Britain’s imperial history

You are trapped in a net cast by a white man reeking of rum and smoke, and then dragged miles to the coast.

  • Michael Taylor
  • The Guardian

You are processed, bound into chains, and led to vast wooden ships.

You are packed into the hold and spend months on the ocean.

You have little to eat, little to drink, little air to breathe.

All around you there…

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