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Human collateral: British banking’s long-neglected connection with slavery in Brazil

Mulhern, Joe (2020) Human collateral: British banking’s long-neglected connection with slavery in Brazil. LSE Latin America and Caribbean Blog (01 Jul 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Long after the abolition of slavery in the British colonies, a predecessor bank of today’s Lloyds Banking Group knowingly held enslaved Afro-Brazilians as security against its loans, sometimes even forcing their sale to settle debts. Contrary to popular belief, the case of London and Brazilian Bank shows that Britain’s involvement in slavery did not end in 1833; it simply took on different forms in different places, writes Joe Mulhern (Durham University).

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/latamcaribbean/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2020 07:48
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2020 23:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/105999

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