Noemi Crain Merz
Dr Noëmi Crain Merz, historian, is a research associate at the Swiss National Museum and a lecturer at the University of Basel.

25. September 2019

Modern Age | Society | Economy | Article | Featured

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The transatlantic slave trade

Up until slavery was finally abolished in the 19th century, European traders carried off millions of people from Africa to the New World. Swiss families and companies also profited from the transatlantic slave trade.

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13. September 2019

20th / 21st century | Society | Religion | Article | Featured

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On God’s business in India

From 1834 onwards, missionaries from Basel headed to India in their droves to convert the indigenous population to Christianity. The Basel Mission not only founded schools and hospitals in India, but also set up weaving mills and brickworks where the missionaries employed their Indian converts.

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