Dr Stephen Mullen (in discussion with Jideofor Muotune) presents his research around James Watt; his father James Watt Senior; and his brother, John and his discoveries around their extensive involvement in transatlantic mercantile trade with the North American colonies and the sugar plantations of the Caribbean.

Dr. Mullen’s research provides evidence that Watt’s family and Watt himself were not only complicit in the slave trade – they participated directly and benefited extensively from the profits that slavery generated including James Watt himself owning a slave – https://bit.ly/3QmbZFY

Location: The James Watt Institute

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