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date: 30 November 2020

MacQueen, Jameslocked

(1778–1870)
  • David Lambert

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MacQueen, James (1778–1870), geographer, slaveowner, and pro-slavery propagandist, was born in Crawford, Lanarkshire, on 21 June 1778, the son of William M’Queen and Peggy Cranston. In 1797 he went to the British colony of Grenada to work as an overseer and bookkeeper on the ...

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