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We will be closed from Monday 11th December 2017, reopening as Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. During this time  we will be relocating to the remodelled public space. We hope to keep disruption to our customers at a minimum as this is our least busy time of the year. We look forward to welcoming you to the Heritage Hub in the New Year

Inhuman Traffic resource

History and Citizenship resources exploring slavery, past and present.

The resource contains:

  • Schemes of work for History and Citizenship  
  • "Inhuman Traffic" virtual exhibition: a presentation exploring slavery, both past and present, including the involvement of people in Gloucestershire. Featuring the work and papers of abolitionist Granville Sharp (1735-1813) and documents from the Codrington collection (all held at Gloucestershire Archives).
  • Sound track of an African Slave Song in the Granville Sharp papers. Performed by a local black gospel choir from Christ Faith Tabernacle, Gloucester. A copy of the original African Slave Song document is available as Appendix A
  • Video clips of an actor playing Granville Sharp reading extracts from some of his documents. Note: transcripts of these extracts are included in the resource.
  • These resources are also available on DVD from Gloucestershire Archives. Please contact us for more information.
  • Details of a theatrical performance entitled "Master and Slave". This is linked to the "Inhuman Traffic" exhibition and associated web resources. Details are available from Gloucestershire Archives.
  • Various information sheets and copies of original documents from Gloucestershire Archives and Stroud District (Cowle) Museum Service.

Using the History and Citizenship Schemes of Work:
The History and Citizenship schemes of work included in this pack can be delivered either independently or simultaneously/sequentially.

This resource has been produced by Gloucestershire Archives in partnership with Stroud District (Cowle) Museum Service, Archway School, Stroud and Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company Ltd.

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