Slavery

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Cream teas at dawn: inside the war for the National Trust
One of the UK’s most beloved organisations is under siege over its efforts to reckon with Britain’s slave-owning history. Who will win the battle for its soul?


Gaby Hinsliff

16, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Betty Wood obituary
Other lives: Historian of slavery, gender and religion in America

Ben Marsh

15, Oct, 2021 @7:17 PM

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The Guardian view on the National Trust: battleground for a culture war | Editorial
Editorial: The Tories and their allies are targeting soft power centres to push a reactionary agenda

Editorial

14, Oct, 2021 @6:03 PM

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National Trust warns of threat from ‘ideological campaign’ waged against it
Members raised concerns about ‘extreme’ positions taken by individuals involved in Restore Trust

Ben Quinn

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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London home of couple who escaped slavery in US gets blue plaque
Ellen and William Craft helped organise London Emancipation Society and argued for abolition

Damien Gayle

04, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Insurgents to bring war on ‘wokeness’ to National Trust AGM
Group called Restore Trust is waging campaign to put candidates on charity’s 36-seat governing council

Ben Quinn

01, Oct, 2021 @2:05 PM

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From a cookie jar to couplets and cocaine – Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon review
This sprawling trio of exhibitions collects objects from many sources, marked by sometimes traumatic history, alongside Gates’s own, magnificent work

Adrian Searle

29, Sep, 2021 @7:10 AM

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Climate crisis leaving ‘millions at risk of trafficking and slavery’
Droughts and floods forcing workers from rural areas, leading to their exploitation in cities, report warns

Sarah Johnson

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Travels with George review: Washington, America’s original sin … and its divided present
In what seems a valedictory to his work on the American revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick considers the legacy of the first president – and of slavery

John S Gardner

12, Sep, 2021 @5:16 AM

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Utrecht looks at paying for descendants of enslaved people to change names
Growing debate in Netherlands about colonial past despite government refusal to apologise

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

10, Sep, 2021 @5:22 PM

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White Witch review – slavery drama turned into awkward farce
Barry Reckord’s sexually charged play about freedom and rebellion is drowned out by chaotic comedy

Arifa Akbar

10, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Britain’s imperial legacy in spotlight of Baillie Gifford non-fiction prize
Longlist for 2021 prize includes Empireland by Sathnam Sanghera and Alex Renton’s Blood Legacy alongside 11 other titles

Alison Flood

09, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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