People as property: historian David Olusoga on the untold stories of British slavery.

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When slavery was abolished in Britain, its government made the extraordinary choice of compensating slave-owners for their loss of ‘property’.

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Historian David Olusoga uncovers the untold story of Britain’s slave trade – and an empire founded on its profits.

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