Blood Legacy: Reckoning With A Family's Story Of Slavery

deAlex Renton

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13 septembre 2022|
Blood Legacy: Reckoning With A Family's Story Of Slavery de Alex Renton
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE

'An incredible work of scholarship' Sathnam Sanghera


Through the story of his own family's history as slave and plantation owners, Alex Renton looks at how we owe it to the present to understand the legacy of the past. When British Caribbean slavery was abolished across most of the British Empire in 1833, it was not the newly liberated who received compensation, but the tens of thousands of enslavers who were paid millions of pounds in government money. The descendants of some of those slave owners are among the wealthiest and most powerful people in Britain today.

Blood Legacy
explores what inheritance - political, economic, moral and spiritual - has been passed to the descendants of the slave owners and the descendants of the enslaved. He also asks, crucially, how the former - himself among them - can begin to make reparations for the past.

Alex Renton is a journalist who has won awards for his work as an investigator, war correspondent and food policy writer. He has also worked for Oxfam, in East Asia, Haiti and on the Iraq war. Most recently he has been a columnist on the Times and a correspondent for Newsweek magazine. He lives in Edinburgh with his family.@axrenton | ...
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Titre :Blood Legacy: Reckoning With A Family's Story Of Slavery
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :400 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.95 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :400 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.95 po
Publié le :13 septembre 2022
Publié par :Canongate Books
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781786898890

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