Featured: Liverpool (A Legacy of British Imperial Slave Trade)

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Liverpool is one of England's most renowned cities, for periods during its history the wealth of Liverpool exceeded that of London itself, and its Custom House was the single largest contributor to the British Exchequer. Toady tourists marvel at the monumental buildings, constructed on a heroic, even megalomaniacal scale which stands witness to the supreme confidence and ambition of the city. But where did all this wealth come from and how did a small fishing city become known as "the New York of Europe"? To find the answer to this question this documentary delves into the dark pages of history: a time when Liverpool was at the center of a global slave trade, a time when men and women were uprooted and sold for the profit of others.
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