Trinity College reckons with slavery links as Ireland confronts collusion with empire

Ireland“It was one of the most shocking chapters in Britain’s long, bloody subjugation of Ireland: the buying, selling and transportation of Irish chattel slaves to the colonies in America. Manacled and brutalised, they filled the bellies of ships that crossed the Atlantic and were put to work on plantations in the Caribbean and North America, sweating till they died in service of empire and profits …” (more)

[Rory Carroll, Guardian, 7 March]

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