CJ Coventry deposited A New Birth of Freedom: South Australia, slavery and exceptionalism on Humanities Commons 4 days, 1 hour ago
The links between British slavery and South Australia were long overlooked until recent research, fueled by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, revealed the connection. The financial benefits rendered to the new province by British West Indian slavery were considerable. A number of the people who sought the creation of South Australia, the people who journeyed to it and the people who passed through it had benefited from compensation. The modern-day map of South Australia displays the names of many beneficiaries of slavery. Faced with this revelation, South Australian exceptionalism must again be reconsidered.