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Janerik Larsson: USA, slaveriet och rasismen

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 In 1781, sailors of the slave ship ZONG threw sick African captives overboard for their insurance value in an action for the safety of the ship rather than risk their 'nature deaths' that would not be covered by insurers. The insurers disputed the claim, and the court ruled against ship's Captain Luke Collingwood. British abolitionist Granville Sharp advocated a homicide prosecution with no success.
In 1781, sailors of the slave ship ZONG threw sick African captives overboard for their insurance value in an action for the safety of the ship rather than risk their 'nature deaths' that would not be covered by insurers. The insurers disputed the claim, and the court ruled against ship's Captain Luke Collingwood. British abolitionist Granville Sharp advocated a homicide prosecution with no success. Foto: Barbara Cushing

Thanksgiving är en hyllning till Amerika som en idé. I Trumps tid handlar det också om en till isolationism förtvinad nationalism, en verklighetsfrämmande merkantilistisk syn på handel och ekonomi.

In 1781, sailors of the slave ship ZONG threw sick African captives overboard for their insurance value in an action for the safety of the ship rather than risk their 'nature deaths' that would not be covered by insurers. The insurers disputed the claim, and the court ruled against ship's Captain Luke Collingwood. British abolitionist Granville Sharp advocated a homicide prosecution with no success.

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African slaves being taken on board ship bound for USA

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