Rothschild and Freshfields Link to Slavery

Click for Slideshow of Sources by Financial Times
Click for Slideshow of Sources by Financial Times

From the article:

“Documents from Britain’s national archives showed that Nathan Mayer Rothschild had allowed the use of slaves as collateral in banking dealings with a slave owner, while Freshfields’ founding partner James William Freshfield acted as a trustee in deals involving Caribbean slave plantations, the FT reported. Freshfields said it had not been aware of the documents, which academics at University College London are studying.”

Read on: UK law firm and bank had slavery links – FT | Industries | Financial Services & Real Estate | Reuters.

ETA (Financial Times):   British Companies Express Regret for Slavery Connections

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