Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, Annual Conference, July 2015

Cairns, J. W. (Speaker)

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"Dealing in Slaves in Eighteenth-Century Scotland" Abstract: There was a small market in slaves in Eighteenth-Century Scotland. This paper dealt with the evidence for it, exploring how it operated in a legal system in which slavery was neither explicitly forbidden nor explicitly permitted. Examination of the evidence throws light on the operation of slavery in eighteenth-century Scotland.
PeriodJul 2015
Event typeConference
LocationRotterdam, Netherlands


  • slavery
  • scotland
  • markets