Netherlands appoints first professor of Dutch slavery history

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The University of Amsterdam has appointed British academic Stephen Small the first professor in the Dutch history of slavery.

The chair is financed by NiNsee, the study centre for slavery and the Netherlands. Dr Small is Associate Professor in African American Studies at Berkeley University in California....

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Walter D. Kamphoefner - 6/15/2010

It's about time! I remember touring the Dutch Histoical Museum in Amsterdam in the 1970s, They had coats of arms of various Dutch merchant families, including one with three black faces on it, but not a word about the slave trade.