William A. Pettigrew

William Pettigrew is a professor of history at Lancaster University, focusing on the history of the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans and the role of corporations in developing the English constitution and the British Empire. He is the author of Freedom’s Debt: the Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672-1752, which explores the connections between British freedom and the largest forced intercontinental migration in human history.