This is diagram of the Liverpool slave ship Brookes dated 1789, made available by the Museum of London Docklands on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013 . The diagram details the stowage of slaves

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This is diagram of the Liverpool slave ship Brookes dated 1789, made available by the Museum of London Docklands on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013 . The diagram details the stowage of slaves on the Liverpool slave ship 'Brookes'. A new database lets Britons search for uncomfortable information ó whether their ancestors owned slaves. Researchers at University College London have compiled a searchable listing of thousands of people who received compensation for loss of their "possessions" when slave ownership was outlawed by Britain in 1833. (AP Photo/Museum of London Docklands) less 

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Wed, Feb 27, 2013 8:33 PM EST