Stephen Mullen (2009)
This book, which focuses on the buildings and streets of the Merchant City, highlights Glasgow’s tangible links with slavery. Glasgow street names pay tribute to the plantation colonies and the merchants who gained vast fortunes in trading with them.
Historical explanation also tells the story of why and how Glasgow, the centre of the colonial trade in eighteenth century Britain, became the fulcrum of the anti-slavery movement in the half-century after 1780. In these pages Stephen Mullen considers Glasgow’s role in both the malaise and the attempted remedy.
Thanks to the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights for the donation of this book to the SEIN library.