Madge Dresser argues that statues of slave traders, such as Edward Colston, often served complex local and civic objectives, which were inextricable from historical processes which silenced the voices of enslaved Africans.
Tag: local history
A glimpse into post-war Glasgow life, via the Ruhr, from the unpublished memoirs of Martin Chalmers
A movement in Malmö, Sweden aims to put marginalised voices at the centre of local history.
The Anstice Community Trust was set up in 2014 by a group of local people in Madeley, Shropshire to save a building that has played a part in the community for generations.
Local history is a powerful tool that contributes to place making and construction of identity.