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WIP Research: The slave trade

July 12, 2015

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A Princess Among Thorn and Thistle begins in 1862. The transfer of slaves from Africa was largely reduced. ThisĀ  is an animation to show ships that transported enslaved Africans from the mid-1500s to 1860. The British Empire passed the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833 which ended slavery throughout the British Empire, except for the ‘territories’–where […]

Research for work-in-progress

July 8, 2015

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Here, I’m collecting interesting research for my current project, A Princess Among Thorns and Thistle. The story begins in 1862 when the heroine arrives in Freetown. Here is a picture of a launch from a ship to the shore: