Katrina Gulliver

The British Empire is now the subject on which the sun never sets

Priya Satia and Padraic X. Scanlan are just the latest authors to decry colonialism and the lasting effects of slavery on British society

Slaves working in the cane fields in the West Indies, supervised by an overseer with a whip. A plate from Amelia Opie’s anti-slavery poem A Black Man’s Lament, 1826. Credit: Getty Images

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