This is prior to victoria but black redcoats absolutely existed, and in many areas of the british empire local troops were essential in preserving imperial structures, a good example is the gurhkas, nepalaese soldiers who worked for the British in India.
As a kid who was fascinated by history in Britain, i can tell you a few things, no kid (or teenager) who's interested in history is going to look to Merlin, for accurate historical information, Arthurian legend is almost certainly a myth anyway, furthermore, they're probably not going to look to "bbc teach" I remember the first /his/ thread about this topic when it came up, it had like, 300 views on their youtube channel, for kids, the biggest source in the UK is probably horrible histories (the books or television show, the latter of which is produced by the bbc) or whatever's available at local libraries, or the internet these days, i guess.>>116381941
What is the implication of a slave disobeying their master? It's violence, you do what you're told or there is a physical punishment.
So, if you're given the order to work as a slave, and then you do it, that's hardly what we'd call consensual labour, is it? You're only doing it because of the threat of physical violence.
So, it follows, that if you're given the order to have sex with your master, that is not consensual sex, because there's an implication of violence if you refuse.
I've never been to university, but this seems pretty straight forward to me, in the same way that a woman with a knife to her throat can't really give consent, an enslaved woman can't either.>>116381951
The first slaves were brought to America in 1619, if we assume that the enslaved wouldn't form an affinity for America as their home until the end of slavery (for obvious reasons), then formerly enslaved people have had since 1863 to set down roots and see America as their home, early projects like Liberia tried this (poorly) imagine sending a 5th gen irishman "home"