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Sutherland & Guyana: David Alston

Friday 31 May 2019

7.30 - 8PM
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David Alston will tell the colonial history of Sutherland in Guyana, and how Sutherland’s industrial wealth and growth benefited from this exploitative and brutal regime throughout the 19th century.


David Alston is a historian who researches the role of Highland Scots in the slave plantations of Guyana before emancipation in 1834. He is one of the first Scottish historians to draw attention to the prominent role of Scots in the slave trade and the plantation economies of the Caribbean.