Black and British (and Stroud)

Black and British A Forgotten History David Olusogalnd

Bunce Island in Sierra Leone was once an early British slaving headquarters: ‘In exchange for slaves and other valuable commodities the British offered glass beads, bundles of cloth, gunpowder, European metal goods, tobacco pipes, bottles of liquor and European weapons. Until a few years ago the ground was … littered with tiny glass beads and fragments of pottery … Most of these grim souvenirs have been hoovered up by tourists … but many more relics of the trade lie beneath the soil, along with iron nails used to attach shackles and chains to African arms …’

Stroud’s Triangular Trade

‘Bundles of cloth’:
Stroud Scarlet
Shuttles and looms:

Shuttles and looms:
Stroud Scarlet
Shackles and chains:

Shackles and chains:
Stroud Scarlet
Bundles of cloth:

Bundles of cloth,
Shuttles and looms,
Shackles and chains:

Stroud’s Triangular Trade