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  • 1. The End of the Slave Trade *Notes are for Dana Hall classroom use only. Reproduction of These materials is strictly forbidden. Bibliographic information for Images available upon request.
  • 2.
    • By the 18 th century, Britain had become the largest exporter of African slaves from Africa
    • By 1800, more than half of the captives taken from West Africa had been carried across the Atlantic in British ships
    • However, Britain would be the FIRST major European country to quit the slave trade, and will outlaw the trade in 1807.
    • Reasons for British Change of Heart?
    • Social Reform Movements
    • Economic Changes
    http://www.mahsnet.org/projects/anguilla/Anguilla_main/galleons.jpg
  • 3. Social Reform
    • Several major events will
    • transpire in the years leading
    • up to Britain’s abolishment of
    • slavery:
    • A) The American Revolution
    • (“All Men Are Created
    • Equal.”)
    • B) The French Revolution
    • (“Liberty, Equality,
    • Fraternity.”)
    • C) Religious Reform Movements
    • D) Rise of British Intellectualism: Founded a Society for the Abolition of Slavery- pressured the govt. to outlaw the slave trade.
    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Img/172082/0052131.jpg
  • 4. Economic Reasons
    • The slave trade had become less profitable for the British for FOUR reasons:
    • French West Indies produced sugar more cheaply and was underselling the British
    • Slave rebellions in the Caribbean had become more frequent
    • Price of slaves in the West Indies had increased substantially
    • A rise in industrialization had begun in England. Local industry was more palatable than plantations to many investors
    Why not use slaves in the factories in England? Why would Britain choose wage labor over slave labor? www.oldukphotos.com/hampshire_portsmouth.htm
  • 5. 1807- Britain Outlaws Slave Trade
    • British vessels and British citizens are forbidden by the govt. to participate in the slave trade
    • Many still continued to practice the slave trade anyway…besides other European countries are doing it, right?
    • A British Anti-Slavery Squadron of ships was sent to the West African coast- Would stop slave ships and set the slaves free.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/abolition/images/navy_02.jpg
  • 6. What do YOU think?

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