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Slave Trade Questions and Answers (Q&A)

H. Martin, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
Eventually, philosophers back in Britain, intellectuals who had time to study ethics as well as abolitionists in the northern US began to turn public opinion against slavery in the 19th century....Read More

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
I'm sorry to say that it was the European countries that we normally regard as particularly fair, civilised and ethical that produced the greedy and cruel traders, or at least traders who allowed...Read More

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Danny R. Glover, Editor
Answered: Sep 14, 2018
Many people came to hate the act of slave trading especially the people of Northern states of America, this led to a civil war between people of the Northern and Southern states of America. The...Read More

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
This is a complicated question, or rather its answer is complicated. If we look at all the peoples who have suffered enslavement, then being saved from slavery goes right back to the 16th...Read More

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Malcolm Carneal, Digital Nomad
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
Sadly, this is cited in five African countries where slaves are used for domestic service, debt bondage, military slavery, and so on. Mauritania, Sudan, Libya, South Africa and the Sinai...Read More

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H. Martin, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
It was because poor English settlers naturally wanted a better lifestyle once they had worked their necessary 7 years and moved on, that the new landowners thought they had better find a way of...Read More

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
It's difficult to point to one individual who was the first to oppose slavery. Those who claim such a thing may just be those who are in a position to record it, or have others record it. No...Read More

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
As it's still going on, with people enslaved until the perpetrators are found out, I can't answer that question. If you mean the last country to cave in and make a law to abolish slavery (even if...Read More

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H. Martin, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
The United Nations chose August 23rd to celebrate an International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. It is to remind people of the millions of lives that were stolen...Read More

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G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
Economically, Africa suffered because able-bodied males were most prized as slaves. Without them, there were very significantly fewer to work on the homeland. Sadly, powerful African traders who...Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
To be clear, once enslaved, the persons belonged to the slave owner not to any part of Africa. If you mean where did slaves come from, then this was predominantly West Africa, but not exclusively...Read More

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M. Klose, Content Writer
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
I believe this is impossible to know as slave owners in the early days would not bother to record slave deaths any more than animal deaths; slaves were so disregarded. However, historians are...Read More

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G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
The first effects upon the British were increased riches and the ability to build fine stately homes filled with valuable furniture, paintings and with huge gardens surrounding them. Plantations...Read More

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G. Roland, Professor
Answered: Aug 24, 2018
Denmark and Holland made slavery illegal in the early nineteenth century. In Britain, the Slavery Abolition Bill of 1833 was passed and around 150,000 Africans currently on ships had to be freed....Read More

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer
Answered: Aug 23, 2018
If you take this question worldwide, anyone who is forced to live and work under the direction of another person is a slave. Sadly, we have slaves today. Immigrants illegally brought into...Read More

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