Legacies of British Slave-ownership
, which went live on February 27, 2013, tracks what became of the twenty million pounds set aside to compensate British slave owners in the Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies
(1833). Users have a variety of search options that can yield results according to individuals, businesses, countries, and so on. The site tracks compensated owners through their contributions to the arts, politics, entrepreneurship, and governance; some owners have extensive biographical notes. A number of the site's revelations about slave-owning families and the extent of their compensation have already attracted comment
: covers all acts regulating slavery (and its abolition) between 1788-1879, a number with full text.
Slavery, Emancipation, and Abolition
: Brycchan Carey's site, with biographical notes, abolitionist poetry, and links to further reading.
Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery
: A historical overview of the city's involvement in the international trade, with an extensive archive of primary documents, photographs, illustrations, maps, etc.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, whose family was among those compensated, later wrote "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point
" for William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist periodical, The Liberty Bell
Some significant slave narratives of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries:
Ottobah Cugoano, Narrative of the Enslavement of Ottobah Cugoano, a Native of Africa; Published by Himself, in the Year 1787
Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African
(1789; first volume only)
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, as Related by Himself
Mary Prince, The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave
was a well-known figure in eighteenth-century British abolitionist circles, with a wide range of correspondents (most famously, the novelist and clergyman Laurence Sterne). Some MIDIs of his musical compositions are available here