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Dr Nicholas Draper


Nick Draper is Director of the new Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership at UCL. Prior to this he was Co-director of the recent Structure and significance of British Caribbean Slave-ownership 1763-1833 project, and was a founder member of its precursor, the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project (2009-2012). Prior to his return to academia he worked for 25 years in the City of London.

Major publications

  • Catherine Hall, Nicholas Draper, Keith McClelland, Kating Donington and Rachel Lang, Legacies of British Slave-Ownership: Colonial Slavery and the Formation of Victorian Britain. Cambridge: CUP, 2014.
  • Nicholas Draper, The Price of Emancipation: Slave-Ownership, Compensation, and British Society at the End of Slavery. Cambridge: CUP, 2009. Winner of the RHS Whitfield Prize 2009.
  • Catherine Hall, Nicholas Draper and Keith McClelland (eds), Emancipation and the remaking of the British Imperial world. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2014.

For a full list of publications, see Nicholas's Iris profile.

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