30 thoughts on “Dutch king continued slave trade after official ban

  1. I’m no expert on the subject but would guess most slave traders kept it going long after abolition. In many cases all it took was a little tweaking of blurred lines – case in point – the share cropper system of indenture.

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  19. Enkele dekoloniale kanttekeningen bij de tentoonstelling over “Afrikaanse bedienden aan het Haagse hof”

    In het Haags Historisch Museum is nog tot en met 28 januari de tentoonstelling “Afrikaanse bedienden aan het Haagse hof” te zien. Centraal staan het levensverhaal van Willem Frederik Cupido, Guan Anthony Sideron en andere van oorsprong Afrikaanse bedienden, die in de achttiende eeuw tot slaaf werden gemaakt en aan Europese hoven werden geschonken. Dat is een niet vaak verteld verhaal, en zeker niet vanuit het perspectief van de tot slaaf gemaakten. De expositie is interessant en steekt zeker positief af bij veel andere tentoonstellingen rond het koloniale verleden. Toch zijn er wel degelijk enkele anti-racistische – of beter: dekoloniale – kanttekeningen bij te zetten. Lees meer:

    http://www.doorbraak.eu/dekoloniale-kanttekeningen-tentoonstelling-afrikaanse-bedienden-aan-haagse-hof/

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