Online Lecture - Scotland, Linen and Clothing Enslaved People in the 18th Century on Tuesday 28th March at 2pm

Online Lecture - Scotland, Linen and Clothing Enslaved People in the 18th Century on Tuesday 28th March at 2pm

The street names of Glasgow’s Merchant City are a permanent reminder of the personal and corporate fortunes that were made on the back of the tobacco trade. What is much harder to extract from the annals of history, are the names of those enslaved people on whose lives these fortunes were made. This talk will show how tracing textiles, particularly coarse linen that was produced in Scotland and shipped across the Atlantic, can help us to understand the enslaved experience. Scotland’s role in it and, in some cases, identify the enslaved individuals whose labour and lives are woven into the fabric of Glasgow.

When?

2pm

Tuesday 29th March 2022

Where?

Online using Zoom. Contact admin@friendsofglasgowmuseums.org for more details.

Cost?

5 pounds

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