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Janerik Larsson:USA, slaveriet och rasismen

 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
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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.

Samtalet runt middagsbordet där jag njöt av kalkon med alla tillbehör kom att i hög grad handla om den debatt mellan presidenten och Högsta domstolens ordförande John Roberts som jag skrev om igår.

African slaves being taken on board ship bound for USA

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