Has this project made a difference?
The project on Welsh Plains fill gaps in the literature on the slave experience and enhances our knowledge on British Slavery in the Americas. Welsh Plains was a distinctive characteristic of many slaves’ daily existence and a key feature of slaves’ material culture. It was also a principal textile that was used to reimage and fashion the black body in many plantation economies of North America and the British West Indies. Welsh Plains was not only an invaluable textile in the enslaved community, but an important part of the history of the African diaspora. – Steeve Buckridge