Friday 26 April 2024

PRONI publishes second edition of free Ulster & Slavery guide

To mark #DouglassWeek in Belfast, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland has updated and republished its Ulster & Slavery: The Story from the Archives, an essential resource for learning more about the region's historical connections to slavery and reflecting on its influence in the present day.

It was first published in 2007 by PRONI to mark the bicentenary of the slave trade's abolition in the UK.

This second edition contains revised text and additional documents including one written by American abolitionist Frederick Douglass. There is also a foreward by Kenneth B Morris Jr, the 3 x great-grandson of Frederick Douglass.

Other revisions include a refreshed list of PRONI sources and artefacts from other institutions telling the story of slavery and the slave trade, 1680s–1890s. There is also an updated Bibliography and Websites page.

Click the image to read or download the ebook free of charge from PRONI's website.