Settlement, Slavery and Empire: British colonial rule in the Caribbean

Sponsored by Adam Matthew Digital
Recorded on 10/19/2021

Posted in Primary Sources and Special Collections

What can British colonial records tell us about the history, region, and people of the Caribbean?


Join Adam Matthew Digital and guest speakers for this upcoming webinar exploring Britain’s historic connection to its former Caribbean colonies. We’ll be taking a closer look at what British colonial records can tell us about the everyday lives of the people that called the islands home, the rise and decline of the transatlantic slave trade, and consider the region through the lens of one family’s history spanning both the Caribbean and Britain.


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    Dr. James Dawkins

    Research FellowUniversity of Nottingham

    Dr. James Dawkins’ work focuses on tracing and studying the socio-economic, political, and commercial connections between Britain and its former West Indian slave colonies during the 18th and early 19th centuries. He is also engaged in research which identifies and publicly acknowledges the significance of enslaved African labour to the industrial, institutional, and cultural development of modern Britain.

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    Sophie Seddon

    Development EditorAdam Matthew Digital

    Sophie Seddon is a Development Editor at Adam Matthew Digital. She has been with the company since September 2018, where she has overseen the development of Colonial Caribbean, and has contributed to the growth of the company’s long-running East India Company resource. Her background is in English Literature and History, with a focus on gender and social history, fashion and travel writing.