Nineteenth century women travel writers’ views on Slavery

Thursday 6 October 7pm

This fascinating look the travel writings, journals and letters of nineteenth century women, brings together many common descriptions such as their reaction to being on board ship for the first time, seasickness, their thoughts and feelings about controversial subjects such as the slave trade and the political and economic situation of the country they visited.  The talk will be around women who predominantly went to Cuba and the British West Indian islands, before and after emancipation was enacted in 1834, giving important insights into countries in a state of flux during a time of upheaval and change.

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