Aftermaths of Enslavement

How might we understand the experiences of enslavement at the Cape of Good Hope in the long 18th century, and what are its legacies?

As an exercise in commemorative justice, this project distills narratives out of court documents involving enslaved persons (1704-1795). Our goal is to republish the selected legal documents online in such a way that provides readers with rich context, including maps and other images. We especially seek to make our website a publicly available resource that can be used by school learners, teachers, students, tourists alike—in fact by anyone interested in histories and legacies of enslavement, in South African settings and beyond.