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Liam Hogan

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Librarian & Historian. Researching Slavery - Memory - Power. Support my work

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@nicdhana That’s definitely over the top, but thank you for saying it.
@keithryan28 a wide range of tactics, propaganda and deceptions. The most enticing was the promise of land but this only applied to some colonies. See Jamaica (1681): " serve for four be entitled to thirty acres at the end of their term."
When people share this meme their commentary is often a synthesis of other ahistorical propaganda they have found online, e.g. the “forced breeding” myth
The most popular iteration of the “Irish slaves” meme this year was published on Facebook by YouTube “comedian” Amiri King (1.3 million followers) on 26 January 2018. It has been shared c.80,000 times so far, thus potentially appearing on millions of different Facebook timelines
I am interviewed alongside Matt Reilly, an archaeologist and scholar of slavery in Barbados who has done crucial work in this area. You should all bookmark and read the paper he co-authored with Prof Jerome Handler.
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