Britain's Black Debt

By Hilary McD Beckles,

Book cover of Britain's Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide

Book description

Since the mid-nineteenth-century abolition of slavery, the call for reparations for the crime of African enslavement and native genocide has been growing. In the Caribbean, grassroots and official voices now constitute a regional reparations movement. While it remains a fractured, contentious and divisive call, it generates considerable public interest, especially…

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1 author picked Britain's Black Debt as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The best book on the legal basis for reparations from the Caribbean’s foremost historian. It offers a historical examination of the justification for reparations for the cost and lost labor the British gained during enslavement and brings together African and indigenous people's rights.

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