Serving the chain?
Serving the chain?
De Nederlandsche Bank and the last decades of slavery, 1814-1863
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1. The establishment of De Nederlandsche Bank and the abolition of the slave trade in 1814
2. The first directors, their parents, and grandparents
3. Inspiration after British abolition in 1833
4. Slavery-related services
5. Constitutional reform, abolition, and apprenticeship
Conclusion and recommendations
Appendix 1. Legal regulation of indemnification through DNB
Appendix 2. Persons investigated and their terms of office
List of archives consulted

Serving the chain?

De Nederlandsche Bank and the last decades of slavery, 1814-1863

"In the nineteenth century, when the principal cultural, political, and financial institutions of the Netherlands were established, slavery was still very much part of the nation’s global imperial structures. Dutch families, institutions, and governments are increasingly interested in the role their predecessors played in this history of colonialism and enslavement. This book is a history of De Nederlandsche Bank in which particular attention is paid to its links with slavery, both as a factor in the economy and as a subject of political debate. Because De Nederlandsche Bank served the Dutch ministery of Colonies and consequently followed Dutch trade interests, the bank's history intersects with the history of slavery. The investigation in this book focuses not only upon DNB’s formal involvement but also on the private involvement of its directors. In addition, it examines whether the bank and its directors played any role in the abolition of slavery."

Karwan Fatah-Black

KARWAN FATAH-BLACK is lecturer in social and economic history at Leiden University. He is a prominent voice in the academic and societal debates on colonial history and its legacies.

Lauren Lauret

Lauren Lauret is researcher at University College Londen and university lecturer in Dutch History at Leiden University.

Joris van den Tol

Joris van den Tol is researcher at Queens’ College, Cambridge and university lecturer Economic History at the Radboud University Nijmegen.