As the project develops we will add more links to other work in the area. Please do contact us if you would like a reference to your project to be included here.
For websites focusing on specific regions of Britain, see here.
Black and Asian Studies Association
BASA fosters research and to disseminates information on the history of Black peoples in Britain.
East India Company at Home, 1757-1857
The EIAH project examines the British country house in an imperial and global context.
English Heritage’s Slavery and Abolition project
Includes English Heritage’s research into the links between its country houses, slavery and the slave trade.
Based at UCL in London, the Equiano Centre fosters historical understanding of the black presence in Britain. This website includes the project map Black Londoners 1800-1900.
Nick Hibbert Steele’s site documenting George Hibbert and the Hibbert family.
Jamaican Family Search
Jamaican Family Search is a virtual genealogy library for Jamaica which is particularly strong in 19th century material. You can read an interview with Patricia Jackson, the founder of the site, here.
An overview of the major original sources at the National Archives in Britain that relate to slavery and the slave trade in former British colonies.
Slave-ownership in Amsterdam, 1863
A map of slave-owners in Amsterdam who were awarded compensation for ownership of enslaved people in Suriname in 1863 with links to the enslaved people themselves.
Slavery and Revolution
Showcases letters from Simon Taylor (1738-1813), a slave-holder and plantation owner in Jamaica.
Slavery and the British Country House
Explores the links between slavery and four English Heritage-owned country houses.
Slavery and the Natural World
A series of articles on the slave trade and the experience of the enslaved from the Natural History Museum in London. Includes information on diet and nutrition, fevers, medicines, resistance and everyday life.
STeR: Colonialism, Slavery, Trade, Reparations
A group of academics and non-academics who work to formulate a framework for reparations that would be adopted by influential international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation and the International Monetary Fund. Site includes narratives and teaching resources.
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Traces more than 10 million enslaved people and 35,000 slave-ship voyages in this online database.
Understanding Slavery Initiative
Supports the teaching a learning of transatlantic histories and legacies. Includes activities, maps and videos for teachers and students.
Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation
WISE generates research, provides a forum for academic discourse and interaction, and advances public understanding of both historic and contemporary slavery. Includes a Contemporary Slavery Teachers' Resource pack.
Women's History Network
Includes articles about Black women's history.