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Subjugation and slavery: fake news in the nineteenth-century press video icon

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Subjugation and slavery: fake news in the nineteenth-century press

Fake news is not a new phenomenon. Pauline Brown explores this concept in relation to the portrayal of black people as the inferior race in nineteenth-century newspapers.

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Scotland’s links with Caribbean slavery

Scotland’s first black professor, leading human rights and Open University honorary graduate, Prof Sir Geoff Palmer CD, shares his history and Scotland’s slavery history.

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World-Changing Women: Madam CJ Walker

As a single woman in the early 20th century making ends meet was no easy feat, so it's remarkable that Madam CJ Walker became the first female self-made millionaire in America. Read her story here...

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Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade article icon

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Riches & Misery: The Consequences Of The Atlantic Slave Trade

What effects did the slave trade have on Africa? How did it develop the Americas? Could Britain have industrialised without the slave trade? Dr Will Hardy assesses the consequences of the Atlantic Slave trade.

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Abolitionism must come from below: A critique of British Anti-Slavery Abolition article icon

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Abolitionism must come from below: A critique of British Anti-Slavery Abolition

David Scott argues that contemporary penal abolitionists can take inspiration not from British liberal anti-slavery ‘abolitionism from above’ but from the lived experiences and testimonies of slaves and former slaves...

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Tubman: The Moses of Her People

Harriet Tubman led 300 slaves northwards to freedom in 19 trips along the "underground railroad". Dr Will Hardy introduces her story.

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Modern slavery

This free course, Modern slavery, is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to modern slavery, but also encourage an appreciation of the influence of International Human Rights Law on the development of the domestic system of human rights protection.

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15 hrs
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The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade article icon

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The Rise and Fall of the Slave Trade

Dr Will Hardy examines Britain's role in the Atlantic slave trade at its height during the eighteenth century.

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Wilberforce

William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain. This free course explores Wilberforce's career and writings and assesses their historical significance. In particular, it examines the contribution that Evangelicalism, the religious tradition to which Wilberforce belonged, made in the transitions between the Enlightenment and Romanticism. Throughout it relates Wilberforce's career and writings to wider social and cultural developments in Britain, with special regard for British reaction to the French Revolution.

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16 hrs
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The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective, explores why this area of research has been traditionally under-represented and highlights the ways in which archaeology can contribute to this fast-growing field of study.

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4 hrs
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OpenLearn Live: 11th November 2016

The worst president of all time plus Nasa on small satellites. Then more learning and research across the day.

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OpenLearn Live: 9th November 2016

The start of Franklin Pierce's Presidential campaign wasn't encouraging. He lived down to it. Learning and research from across the day.

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