Writing History, Making ‘Race’: Slave-Owners and Their Stories†

  title={Writing History, Making ‘Race’: Slave-Owners and Their Stories†},
  author={Catherine Hall},
  journal={Australian Historical Studies},
  pages={365 - 380}
  • C. Hall
  • Published 31 August 2016
  • History, Economics
  • Australian Historical Studies
This article uses the database created by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project (www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs) which documents the recipients of the twenty million pounds paid in compensation to the slave-owners at the time of abolition, as a starting point from which to explore some of the implications of the flow of human and financial capital to Australia in the 1830s and 1840s. Once the Caribbean was no longer a place to make a fortune, descendants of slave-owners chose this new colony of… 
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