As the project develops we will add more links to other work in the area. For websites focusing on specific regions of Britain, see here. Please do contact us if you would like a reference to your project to be included here.
Black and Asian Studies Association
BASA fosters research and to disseminates information on the history of Black peoples in Britain.
Bristol Legacy Commission
The BLC is focused on improving service provision for ethnic minority communities in Bristol and will invest in funding projects in order to react to organisations/individuals who have previously felt excluded from contributing their thoughts, aspirations and visions.
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.
International Slavery Museum
The ISS highlights the international importance of slavery, both in a historic and contemporary context
Jamaican Family Search
Jamaican Family Search is a virtual genealogy library for Jamaica which is particularly strong in 19th century material. Although it remains our policy not to link to websites which charge for content, Jamaican Family Search carries a variety of free resources in addition to those for which a subscription is required, and we are pleased to acknowledge the value of the site as a whole to our work.
Museum of London Docklands
Includes the award-winning London, Sugar, Slavery Gallery, which explores London's part in the system of slave labour that transported Africans to the Caribbean to work on sugar plantations.
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.
Explores links between transatlantic slavery and North East England. Includes an online exhibition, learning zone and research zone.
SCAWDI - Sparkbrook Caribbean & African Women's Development Initiative
Includes History Detectives - uncovering the history of black people in the Midlands from 1650-1918.
Scotland and the Abolition of the Slave Trade
Learning resource for school pupils about the role of Scots in abolishing the slave trade.
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.
Slaves and Highlanders
Examines the role of Scots in the slave colonies of British Guiana prior to Emancipation in 1834.
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.