Abolition Movement Britain (PowerPoint)

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Britain: Abolition
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Acceptance of Slavery “I once was blind but now I see”
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Revolution in Attitudes Evangelicalism Sensibility
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Abolition Movement: Britain Humanitarian: “The unwearied, unostentatious, and inglorious crusade of England against slavery may probably be regarded as among the three or four perfectly virtuous acts recorded in the history of nations” (Lecky)
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Granville Sharp 1735-1813 Sharp argued that the law allowed no one to be a slave in England itself
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Olaudah Equiano 1745-1797 “According to custom,” the poor man was staked to the ground, cut and flogged most unmercifully, and afterwards loaded cruelly with irons about his neck.”
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Somerset Case 1772 - Ruled that slave owners in England could not force their slaves to go out of England
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Events American Revolution – British freed slaves 1783 - Zong Dolbin Act – law to regulate the treatment of slaves on slave ships
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Abolition
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Thomas Clarkson 1760 – 1846 1784 – Cambridge held
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