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Belfast and the Slave Trade

The history of Belfast has been dominated by the Troubles of the late 20th century and the longer history of sectarian conflict in the city. However Belfast holds a lesser-known yet significant chapter in its past—it's connections to the slave trade.

In this episode, I am joined by Tom Thorpe who uncovers Belfast's complex ties to slavery in the United States. 

Join us as Tom sheds light on how Belfast's economy became intertwined with the slave trade and explores the emergence of a radical anti-slavery movement within the city.

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