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Professor Catherine Hall (UCL History) and her team in the project Legacies of British Slave-ownership are examining how modern Britain, from its art collections and grand buildings to its financial institutions, has been built on the wealth generated from slavery. The project is tracing the slave owners who benefitted from the £20m paid in compensation in the 1830s and where this money subsequently went. In this video, Professor Hall reflects on the texts of two women from the 19th century -- one a slave, the other an abolitionist and daughter of a wealthy slave owner. Further information: Downloadable podcast: http://soundcloud.com/uclsound/britains-legacy-of-slavery LBS project website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs Professor Hall: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/history/about_us/academic_staff/professor_hall Watch Professor Hall's Lunch Hour Lecture: http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:v3-gqp9r8ha-v80p6s Visit exhibition: http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:cl-gqc602ec-1om7o1 UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's very best universities. As a multi-faculty, research-intensive university in central London, our research helps tackle global challenges and feeds directly into outstanding degree programmes. Visit us at www.ucl.ac.uk

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