James Watts

James Watts

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  • Bristol, UK.
Researcher in history, Department of History, University of Bristol. Research on imperialism in literary and media cultures in the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries.

Edward Colston statue toppled: How Bristol came to see the slave trader as a hero and philanthropist.

5 min read
The statue was part of a push in the Victorian era to create mercantile heroes. Colston’s slaving activities were conveniently glossed over.
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