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Parliament and the British Slave Trade: Further your research

We hope you'll find the following links useful for information on aspects of slavery and the slave trade.

All the websites listed are produced by archives or museums. They're authoritative and trustworthy and all feature original source material and support for teachers:

  • The National Archives have gathered slavery-related material from their collection into one place on their website - their Abolition of Slavery portal
  • A  group of museums and archives have worked together to create Understanding Slavery, a project focused on supporting teaching about slavery issues
  • Anti-Slavery International has also digitised its collection of 18th and 19th century literature on the transatlantic slave trade which you can access on the website Recovered Histories
  • Freedom is a key stage 3 resource from the National Maritime Museum, targeted directly at students
  • The History of Parliament Trust has published a useful factsheet (181.29kb pdf) on Parliament's role in the abolition of the slave trade, including information on the key parliamentarians involved

The Parliamentary Archives

The Parliamentary Archives

Access details of millions of records from both Houses and other historical material relating to Parliament.

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You can access biographiesfrom the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for free, online, using your local library card number (includes nine out of ten public libraries in the UK) or from within academic library and other subscribing networks.

Historic Hansard

Read House of Commons Historic Hansard for debates from 1803-2005