In the lecture Dr Asante looked at the motivations and beliefs behind the transatlantic slave trade. Introduction Whenever I am in the city of Liverpool I feel quite connected to it like I am in an American city, a city with familiar images, histories, and dynamics. In many ways it is like Charleston, Savannah, Baltimore, and my own city, Philadelphia. Of course the link is truly historical but Liverpool has a visceral impact on me, a descendant of enslaved Africans whose ancestry goes to Sudan and Nigeria. I will never know if the ships that took my ancestors to the Americas were built and outfitted here at the Mersey. Nevertheless I am honoured to be able to give the inaugural lecture for the new International Slavery Museum in this city so intimate with the history of slavery and its abolition.
Slavery is a human invention and not found in nature. Indeed, it was that other human invention, war, which provided the bulk of slaves, but they were also the bounty of piracy The "law of nations" was neither natural law , which existed in nature and governed animals as well as humans, nor civil law , which was the body of laws specific to a people. The ius gentium was not a legal code ,  and any force it had depended on "reasoned compliance with standards of international conduct. There was a stronger social obligation to care for vernae, whose epitaphs sometimes identify them as such, and at times they would have been the children of free males of the household.
The ideological origins of chattel slavery in the British world
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