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John Oldfield

irecDirector of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of H

I specialise in the history of slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world (1750-1850). I am also interested in the American South and the history of black-white relations in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.

British Business Is Failing Modern Day Slaves

On the face of it, a construction site, nail bar, car wash or cannabis farm don't have much in common, do they? Well, the answer is more than you might think, as they're all industries that are implicated in modern day slavery.
18/10/2016 11:45 BST